Report: Cowboys WR Michael Gallup's Torn ACL Injury Confirmed By MRI; Out for Season

Adam Wells

TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 09: Michael Gallup #13 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on September 09, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup's torn ACL was reportedly confirmed by an MRI and he will miss the remainder of the season, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Gallup suffered the injury while catching a touchdown pass in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed the initial dianosis to reporters after the game.

Gallup's 2021 season got off to a rough start when he sustained a calf injury in the second half of Dallas' 31-29 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1. The 25-year-old had four receptions for 36 yards on seven targets prior to leaving the game. 

Per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, Gallup was expected to miss 3-5 weeks with a strained calf. He wound up missing seven games as a result of the injury before returning in Week 10. 

Now in his fourth NFL season, Gallup had been durable in his career. He has only missed two games in the previous three years, both during the 2019 season because of a knee injury. 

A third-round draft pick in 2018, Gallup has turned into an essential piece of the Cowboys offense. The Colorado State alum set a career high with 1,107 receiving yards in 2019 and had 843 yards last season. 

Gallup entered play with 32 receptions for 409 yards and one touchdown this season. 

Even though Gallup's absence would be devastating for most teams, the Cowboys are one of the few clubs that can get by without a receiver of his caliber thanks to the presence of Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb.

Cooper and Lamb will remain Dak Prescott's go-to targets. Cedrick Wilson will likely take over as the No. 3 receiver for the remainder of the campaign.