Cowboys WR Michael Gallup needs an MRI on his knee
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup appeared to have tweaked his knee late into Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins. According to Calvin Watkins of The Athletic, Gallup needs an MRI on his knee. Currently, the severity and placement of the injury are unknown.
Gallup finished the game with six receptions for 68 yards. In the week before, against the New York Giants, he finished with seven receptions for 158 yards. As he stands, he’s currently the Cowboys’ leader in both receptions and receiving yards. He also leads the team in targets (15); he’s caught all but two passes from Dak Prescott.
Gallup isn’t the only Cowboy to leave Sunday’s rivalry game injured. Nose tackle Antwuan Woods left in the second quarter due to teammate Maliek Collins falling on his left knee. According to Michael Gehlken of Dallas News, Woods is thought to have suffered an MCL sprain. He was able to watch the rest of the game on the sidelines, albeit, on crutches.
While Woods’ injury is a probable MCL sprain, there is yet to be word broken about Gallup’s. However, Ghelken notes that it appears to be less severe than the nose tackle’s injury, saying:
“Early indications are the ailment is less serious than Woods’ injury, but a scheduled MRI should provide clarity there, too.”
If Gallup is out, the Cowboys wide receiver corps will take a tough hit; he’s the team’s second option, while his deep-speed and ball-tracking make for an ideal field stretcher adjacent or opposite Pro Bowler Amari Cooper.