Cowboys’ Michael Gallup speaks out on controversial PI call at end of loss vs. Rams
Regardless of how it happened, the Dallas Cowboys and wide receiver Michael Gallup are officially a winless 0-1 to begin the 2020 regular season. With Gallup and company coming up just shy of a victory on the road against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1, it wouldn’t be a Cowboys loss without some controversy.
Gallup certainly did his part in attempting to help Dallas pull off a late win as he caught a pass from quarterback Dak Prescott way down field with the clock ticking down toward zero late in the fourth quarter. However, Gallup was called for offensive pass interference as Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey was covering him pretty tightly down the field. Although there was definitely some contact from both players on the play, many believe that a no-call would have been the way to go for the officials in this case—especially with so much at stake.
Here is the "OPI" on Michael Gallup. pic.twitter.com/x8GibNW6dp
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) September 14, 2020
As a result of the play that has had everyone across the NFL landscape talking for a few days now, Gallup has since spoken out about the iffy call.
“I mean, honestly, I guess I just [need to] beat him a little bit more at the line so we’re not play fighting down the field for a good 10 yards,” Gallup said on Wednesday, via NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. “That’s the best I can put it. I was just trying to get my hand free, so [therefore] it looked like I pushed off. But it is what it is.”
Now 0-1 on the year, the Cowboys will be forced to bounce back against another winless team in the Atlanta Falcons come Week 2.