Things will get a bit more serious for the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday as they are going to have their first training camp practice wearing pads.
It goes without saying that putting pads on ups the intensity of practice and considering this is the game of football you always have to be cautious. During his press conference ahead of the practice head coach Mike McCarthy noted that the team is in fact going to be cautious with one player. McCarthy noted that wide receiver Michael Gallup will not practice on Wednesday as he “tweaked” his ankle.
Michael Gallup tweaked his ankle when he flipped the fence yesterday. He’s going to sit out today, but Mike McCarthy doesn’t think it’s a long-term issue.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 28, 2021
Gallup is the second Cowboys player to be listed with an ankle injury over the last two days. It was reported that Zack Martin was dealing with one ahead of Tuesday’s practice, although Martin wound up practicing.
The play that the tweak in question came on was actually one that had a lot of people holding their breath. Gallup went long trying to catch a pass and ran into the fence near the property around camp in Oxnard. His momentum carried him forward as he did a full front flip before landing with his knees bent.
Can we talk about commitment #CowboysCamp | @michael13gallup pic.twitter.com/kH3IKQSiHl— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) July 27, 2021
McCarthy did not seem overly concerned in talking about Gallup so that is worth mentioning. Considering that pads are indeed coming on for Wednesday’s practice it makes sense to take as many precautions as possible.
Hopefully Michael Gallup gets right soon.