There was a time when Dallas Cowboys wideout Michael Gallup appeared to be on his way to becoming one of the top No. 2 wide receivers in football.
That was a long time ago.
Ever since Gallup’s breakout campaign in 2019 when he hauled in 66 receptions for 1,107 yards and six touchdowns, the Dallas Cowboys wide out has faded into mediocrity due much in part to injuries and disappointing performance across the board.
As of now, Gallup is the Cowboys’ No. 3 receiver behind CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks, and even second-year receiver Jalen Tolbert has gotten more targets (five) from Dak Prescott than Gallup (four) through the first two games of the season.
Still, there is no denying that Gallup has talent, and he could certainly draw considerable interest in the lead-up to the Oct. 31 NFL trade deadline.
The Cleveland Browns, for example, are definitely in need of another wide receiver to put alongside of Amari Cooper, Gallup’s old teammate, so they could absolutely pitch a call to the Cowboys over the next several weeks to check on Gallup’s status.
Cleveland could offer Dallas a 2024 third-round draft pick in exchange for Gallup. That would represent a pretty nice haul for the Cowboys given that Gallup hasn’t really been all that effective since 2020, when he caught 59 passes for 843 yards and five scores.
It would be a risky move for the Browns, but it may be one they need to take given how much Deshaun Watson has struggled under center since getting on the field during the second half of 2022. Plus, with Nick Chubb now out for the season, Cleveland’s offense is in dire need of some sort of boost.
Perhaps Michael Gallup would be re-invigorated with a larger role in a new offense. He has logged just two catches for 13 yards thus far in 2023.