Cowboys’ $62 Million Dollar Mistake: Time to Cut Michael Gallup

The Cowboys signed the wrong wide receiver a few years ago, and since that day, Michael Gallup’s contract has been one of the worst Dallas has made.

Cowboys’ $62 Million Dollar Mistake: Time to Cut Michael Gallup

In Gallup’s last three seasons, Gallup has not had a season over 500 yards. Yet they signed him in March of 2022 for five-year, $62 million dollar extension.

12 times. That is the number Gallup had two or fewer catches in a game this season. Three games he didn’t even register a single catch.

Funny enough, his best game came in the playoffs against the Packers. He had six receptions for 103 yards.

That doesn’t matter though, he isn’t worth 60 million dollars.

Post June Cut

The Cowboys, facing a league-wide 2024 cap ceiling of $242 million. Dallas is currently about $20 million “over the cap.”

They don’t have to worry about

They will have plenty of ways to make this work, the first will be by reworking the deal of right tackle, Terence Steele.

The big one though is if they cut Gallup post-June 1 they can save over $9 million in space.

It is time to bounce him, we have seen enough since his ACL tare, and he is not getting back to having over 1,000 yards like he did a few years ago.

Trading Amari Cooper and signing Gallup has been one of the worst moves this team has done in recent memory.

The problem is Jerry Jones LOVES being loyal to his players and it is biting him in the behind right now.

I would cut Gallup, and draft a young cheaper wide receiver in the 2nd or 3rd round of this years draft.

You get a younger player, who hasn’t had a knee injury and you get him for 60 million dollars cheaper than what you are getting from Gallup.

Going Forward

The Cowboys have Jalen Tolbert who gave the team more production than Gallup. With all that said, this team will have to pay Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons.

This team will have to make room somehow, and let’s be real, they are not getting rid of Prescott.

Yes, he stinks in the playoffs, but you are not going to find anyone in the draft as late at pick 24, or in free agency that will come in and produce like him.

He was a finalist for MVP, I mean he gets them to the playoffs every year.

Gallup is replaceable.

The window for this team is closing and there is no point to keep 60 million dollars on the roster when he can’t even produce 500 yards.

The next few months are going to be interesting. Mike McCarthy is coaching for his career in 2024, Dan Quinn might be back if he doesn’t get a head coaching job.

This team has some issues they need to fix, but it starts with clearing enough room to be able to sign the stars they have right now.

Thanks for the one good season, Gallup, you will not be missed my friend.

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