Dak Prescott: Rapport With Michael Gallup Improving Every Day

Getty Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Gallup.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is pleased with the progress of his rapport with rookie wide receiver Michael Gallup.

“It’s getting better each and every day in the success we’re having and also the mistakes that we’re having,” Prescott said on Thursday, according to The Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota. “We went out there today and had a great day. … He’s a guy that’s definitely coming along.”

Gallup’s Early Struggles

The third-round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Colorado State has caught a pass in each game this season, but has caught more than one pass in a game just once — a two-catch effort in the team’s Week 4 victory over the Detroit Lions.

In Week 3, Gallup muffed a pass from Prescott that deflected into the waiting arms of the Seattle Seahawks’ Earl Thomas for an interception.

“If Dak’s going to throw me the ball, I’ve got to make him right,” Gallup told Jori Epstein of The Dallas Morning News. “And that was a bad play by me. I’ll have to get him next week.”

The Cowboys are 29th in the NFL with just 172 passing yards per game, but that’s tough to lay at the feet of the rookie wideout. Dallas is perilously thin at receiver, relying heavily on the likes of Tavon Austin and Austin Hurns

Gallup Shows Signs of Improvement in Week 6

The rookie has yet to find the end zone, but he came close in Dallas’ Sunday beatdown of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“I think I was actually reaching for the ground,” Gallup said of his near touchdown, according to WFAA. “I was trying to touch the ground. I didn’t know that I was that high. I actually jumped off my right foot and normally it’s my left. I jump higher with my left. I didn’t think I was that high, but I was feeling for the ground and just missed it by a step.”

The only other time he was targeted in that game, he came up with a fantastic catch.

Despite the limited production in Week 6, Gallup led the Cowboys’ shallow receiving corps in routes, at 25, and snap share, playing on 81 percent of offensive snaps.

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