The Dallas Cowboys have agreed a long-term contract with receiver Michael Gallup a day after agreeing to trade Amari Cooper for Cleveland.
Gallup is returning a $ 62.5 million five-year deal, according to two people familiar with the deal. Populars have spoken to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be made official until the start of the league’s new year.
The Cowboys are sending Cooper to the Browns to save about $ 16 million in salary cap space. With the Gallup deal done, Dallas will move to defensive wing Randy Gregory and some of the club’s other unrestricted free agents.
Gallup was a free agency focus for the Cowboys despite breaking his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the penultimate game of the regular season. Club officials have expressed optimism over Gallup’s recovery.
Cooper’s exchange leaves CeeDee Lamb as Dallas’ No. 1 receiver. A healthy Gallup proved the potential to be a strong second choice for quarterback Dak Prescott.
Prior to a knee injury last season, Gallup missed seven games with a calf injury. The nine games played were the least played in his four years. Gallup had 35 catches for 445 yards and two touchdowns.
Picked in the third round in 2018, Gallup had his best season in his sophomore year with career highs in catches (66), yards (1,107) and touchdowns (six).
The Cowboys also have a one-year deal with receiver Noah Brown.
Cowboys and WR Gallup agree to a 5-year contract for $ 62.5 million
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