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Cowboys sign Michael Gallup to five-year, $62.5 million deal after dealing Amari Cooper, per report

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Dak Prescott will not be losing two of his top three receivers this offseason. A day after trading Amari Cooper to the Browns, the Cowboys are have inked Michael Gallup to a five-year, $62.5 million deal, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Gallup, who just completed his fourth season with the Cowboys, was slated to become a free agent. 

The 81st overall pick in the 2018 Draft, the 6-foot-1, 198-pound Gallup has caught 193 passes for 2,902 yards and 15 touchdowns in 55 regular season games. His best season took place in 2019, when Gallup caught 66 passes for 1,107 yards and six touchdowns while serving as the Cowboys’ No. 2 receiver. 

Despite Prescott’s injury as well as the arrival of CeeDee Lamb, Gallup still put up solid numbers in 2020, as he caught 59 passes for 843 yards and five touchdowns. Injuries limited Gallup to just nine games last season. Gallup has been recovering from a torn ACL injury that was sustained during the Cowboys’ Week 17 loss to the Cardinals. His presence was sorely missed during Dallas’ 23-17 loss to the 49ers in the NFC wild-card round. 

While Gallup will be back, Dallas’ offense will look somewhat different next season. Along with parting ways with Cooper, the Cowboys are reportedly have trade conversations involving veteran tackle Le’el Collins. The Cowboys will likely try to deal Collins before March 16, the official start of free agency. 

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