Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Will Avoid PUP List Despite Injury Late In 2021 Season

The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver room has been in shambles this off-season due to injury, and while it's likely that No. 1 Michael Gallup may be missing time to start the year, the Cowboys are confident that he can avoid the PUP List, which means he'll be eligible to play whenever he's healthy. If Gallup was put on the PUP List, it would have meant that he wasn't eligible to play until Week 5, and by not putting him there, the Cowboys are showing confidence that he can be ready for Week 2 or 3. 

Gallup, now the Cowboys No. 1 receiver after they traded away Amari Cooper in the off-season, injured his ACL in Week 17 a year ago, showing a great recovery time, but he's still not yet back on the field for a game yet. There is optimism within Cowboys camp, and if he can get back by Week 2 or 3, it would be a huge boost to an offence that's struggling to keep players on the field. While the Cowboys are confident, there's absolutely no guarantee that he'll be ready by Week 1, this is just Jerry Jones looking to avoid keeping him off the team for no reason, as there's a good chance he'll be ready to go before the Week 5 minimum that the PUP list would cause.

Dallas need weapons for Dak Prescott, as they've had their fair share of injuries this off-season, and while Michael Gallup may not be ready for Week 1, avoiding the PUP list is a good sign, so Cowboys fans may be able to breathe a little easier very soon. 

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