Video: Cowboys WR Michael Gallup earns first TD vs. Seahawks after great end zone grab
Offense has been hard to come by in the NFC Wild Card Round matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night, but Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup provided the first real fireworks of the game with this great touchdown catch near the end of the first half:
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That is both an incredibly hard play to execute for the offense and an incredibly difficult play to defend.
In that sequence, Dak Prescott made an absolutely perfect throw to Gallup, who did a phenomenal job of keeping his eye on the ball and making the grab with Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin draped all over him.
Gallup had a solid rookie campaign for Dallas, hauling in 33 receptions for 507 yards and two touchdowns.
The 22-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Colorado State University, was selected by the Cowboys in the third round (81st pick overall) of the NFL Draft back in the spring.
Gallup played just two years at Colorado State and had two great seasons, catching 76 passes for 1,272 yards and 14 touchdowns during his freshman year and racking up 100 receptions for 1,418 yards and seven scores in his sophomore campaign.
The Cowboys won 10 games this season, capturing the NFC East division title for the second time in three years. Dallas got off to a 3-5 start, but then proceeded to win seven of its last eight games to reach the postseason.
Playoff success has been hard to come by for the Cowboys over the last two decades and change, as Dallas has totaled just two postseason victories since 1997.