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Cowboys WR Michael Gallup flies to Georgia to attend brother’s services right after Redskins game

Michael Gallup

Dallas Cowboys rookie Michael Gallup flies back Georgia to attend services for his deceased brother as per David Helman of DallasCowboys.com 

The 22-year old just finished their Thursday afternoon matchup against the Washington Redskins before heading back to his home state.

Before he left, the Cowboys players had shown their sympathy and support for Gallup by giving him an embrace in an emotional scene in their locker room.

In their 31-23 win over their NFC East rivals, Gallup recorded 2 receptions for 19 yards. The Colorado State product now has a total of 16 receptions, a touchdown and 285 yards through 11 games played this season.

Gallup decided not to sit out their Thanksgiving Day showdown against the Redskins, despite grieving for the loss of his brother.

It would be understandable if he did not gear up for this game because of this tragedy. But he chose to be brave and help the Cowboys keep their playoff hopes alive.

His brother committed suicide last Sunday afternoon. The tragic news came to him just after the Cowboys claimed a 22-19 victory over his hometown team Atlanta Falcons.

Now, the Cowboys are second in the NFC East with an identical 6-5 record along with the Redskins.

The Cowboys hope that they’ll get things done properly with five games remaining on their schedule. Next Thursday they will face off against the 9-1 New Orleans Saints, who are also playing today.