Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup is "trending toward" making his 2022 NFL season debut in Week 3 against the New York Giants, per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.
Head coach Mike McCarthy discussed Gallup's continued recovery from a torn ACL Monday.
"We’re going to try to give him a full slate this week," he told reporters.
Gallup was hurt in Dallas' penultimate game of the 2021 regular season. The timing and severity of his injury left him in a race against the clock to be ready for Week 1.
In March, executive vice president Stephen Jones acknowledged the 26-year-old would likely be out for the first two or three games. By July, Gallup said it was "not a reasonable possibility" to expect him to be on the field for the opener.
The Cowboys sorely need the 26-year-old, whenever he's finally given the green light.
Dallas did little to replace Amari Cooper, which has left a clear void in the passing game. And after two weeks, its starting quarterback and starting tight end have already suffered injuries.
Gallup will have to be eased back into the offense a bit, but any help he can provide will benefit the passing attack.