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Cowboys rookies make impact: Why Michael Gallup's TD catch means more than just a preseason score

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Michael Gallup may only be a rookie, still trying to identify the disguises of opposing defenses, but he recognized enough Thursday night to position himself for the play of the game.

The third-round draft pick knew the San Francisco 49ers safety had set up in the middle of the field, so the ball should be coming his way. He hoped.

He had one-on-one coverage as he traced the right sideline. Gallup slipped defensive back Jimmie Ward and arrived near the goal line just in time for quarterback Dak Prescott's right-on, 30-yard scoring pass to arrive.

"Every kid dreams of that," Gallup said of the TD. "I was excited, still excited."

The play should rank as one of the highs for the rookie class Saturday when the coaches dole out their judgments from the first exhibition game as training camp resumes.

"We'll get our grades," Gallup said. "I'm hoping it's good. But when you look back on film, you'll see some things that you should have definitely done better, so there's still a lot to work on. I think it was a pretty productive night for the rookies."

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