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Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup was one of Dallas’ most disappointing players this season.
There are plenty of reasons why the 2022 Dallas Cowboys did not reach their full potential. One significant factor in Dallas’ second-consecutive early exit from the postseason was their lack of production at the wide receiver position behind Pro Bowler CeeDee Lamb.
Last offseason the Cowboys made an extremely bold move at the receiver position. Dallas traded away four-time Pro Bowler Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns and re-signed their own free agent, Michael Gallup, to a five-year, $57M deal.
While the deal is not a complete five-year commitment, the Cowboys have an out after next season, Dallas decided to prioritize Gallup over Cooper long-term. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, this decision was one of the moves that eventually helped sink their season.