Cowboys’ Michael Gallup Thanks Team, Fans in Twitter Post

Michael Gallup


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– CAPTAIN: Trey Quinn ($7,200) – Ezekiel Elliott ($13,000) – Dak Prescott ($9,800) – Colt McCoy ($8,200) – Jordan Reed ($7,600) – Michael Gallup ($2,400) And now for the Trey Quinn lineup. I can't blame anyone for not knowing who Quinn was before last game when he received the start in the slot. The 22-year-old rookie out of SMU hauled in all four of his targets for 49 yards. I love the inexpensive price and the fact that, as previously mentioned, he should be a go-to safety option for his quarterback. For good measure, Quinn's emergence is no fluke. He came on and took snaps from Harris, finishing Week 11 with 53 offensive snaps, behind only the 64 of Josh Doctson, per Football Outsiders. With Crowder being questionable and trending towards sitting out, I love the high floor Quinn provides, but also think he has upside that may get overlooked. As far as Colt McCoy goes, I'm a big fan of pairing him up with Jordan Reed in this spot. The Cowboys have struggled against tight ends this season, allowing 59 receptions for 557 yards and four touchdowns. The triple stack of McCoy, Reed and Quinn makes a lot of sense, and we saw the Redskins tight end pots his best game of the season in Week 11, catching 7-of-11 targets for 71 yards and one touchdown. I fully expect to see Reed and Quinn finish this game with the highest number of targets from McCoy as Doctson should draw the toughest matchup. Unfortunately, I believe McCoy's price will make him somewhat higher-owned here, but he does provide some value and the ability to get high-priced players in. Arguably the best part of McCoy's game is his ability to take off and run. That's a big deal for quarterbacks in daily fantasy football and last week alone he rushed five times for 35 yards in limited action. The Redskins quarterback ran much more early in his career, but if last game is any indication, he could be back to it this season. I saved one player who's really worth talking about for last here. Michael Gallup suffered a terrible tragedy and was informed after last week's game that his brother had committed suicide. He returned to the Cowboys for this game and will leave after for the funeral it seems. To be clear, I'm not using him because I think this will be one of those special moments if he has a solid showing or scores a touchdown – but I do think he'll have a good game. Gallup has seen five or more targets in three of the last four games. The last time he faced the Redskins Gallup hauled in 3-of-5 targets for 81 yards and one touchdown. The Redskins are unquestionably going to pay him attention, but with Cooper now in the mix, his job is only going to get easier. I believe Gallup could be in store for his first 100-yard game as a pro and the matchup just works out perfectly for it. Yes, that's a big call on Gallup and it's still risky, but his targets are there and we know he has the upside. That big game is coming. We'll look at the single entry/cash lineup next which features significantly less risk than the 150-max.

Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver Michael Gallup has been away from the team following the Week 11 game and has received the full support of the franchise. In a terrible piece of news, ESPN’s Todd Archer cited comments from Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on 105.3 The Fan about the situation. Garrett revealed this week that Gallup’s brother committed suicide.

“We just found out after the ballgame that his brother had committed suicide and [we] just wanted to leave it at that,” Garrett told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Monday. “Obviously a very personal matter. We’re all behind Michael and supporting him and his family, and this is a very challenging time for him. We’ll take it moment by moment, day by day and give him all of our love and all of our support.”

Following the tragedy, Gallup has been away from the team and with his family. On Tuesday, the wide receiver took to Twitter in order to thank the Cowboys, fans and all those who have supported him.

Archer and ESPN detailed that Gallup found out about the news just after the Cowboys’ game against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11. He cited Gallup was “in a side room being consoled by wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal.”

Aftermath of Tragedy, Gallup’s Plan Moving Forward

As Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram revealed, they are attempting to figure out funeral plans for Gallup’s brother, which will either be held Wednesday or Friday. The rookie receiver also apparently plans to play in Thursday’s game against the Washington Redskins and owner Jerry Jones offered his private plane.

Obviously, Gallup’s availability for this game is far from the most important thing. Thoughts certainly go out to both him and his entire family during the situation.

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