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Cowboys Reveal How Michael Gallup's Rehab Is Going

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - JANUARY 02: Michael Gallup #13 of the Dallas Cowboys holds his leg after catching the ball for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at AT&T Stadium on January 02, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

When the Dallas Cowboys signed wide receiver Michael Gallup to a five-year, $57.5 million contract this offseason, they did so knowing he was on the mend from ACL surgery.

Gallup tore his ACL in the penultimate game of the regular season on January 2. Since then, he's undergone surgery and has been rehabbing to return to the field.

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Tuesday that Gallup is "doing very well" in his recovery. When training camp arrives, Dallas will be able to have a more definitive timeline for when Gallup will make his 2022 season debut.

As of now, he's not expected to be ready for Week 1.

A third-round pick in 2018, Gallup had a breakout second season, eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark and catching six touchdowns. He followed that up with 843 receiving yards and five scores in 2020.

Injuries hampered Gallup last fall, and he finished with only 445 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 35 catches. However, Dallas clearly is betting on his future, giving him over $11 million per year for five seasons coming off a major injury.

The Cowboys also chose Gallup over Amari Cooper, who they traded for cap relief. When he returns, Gallup will be the team's No. 2 wideout alongside top target CeeDee Lamb.