The legal tampering period of free agency has begun, and the normal thing for Cowboys fans has happened. Basically nothing. That’s how the Cowboys roll and we all know it coming into free agency. The Cowboys did make some news passively by losing guard Connor McGovern to the Bills.
But they also actively did something that might help when the second- and third-wave of free agency starts and the Cowboys finally make some moves. They restructured the contract of wide receiver Michael Gallup to gain some more cap room.
The Cowboys have restructured the contract of WR Michael Gallup, creating roughly $7 million in room. With an $11 million base salary, this was always the design of 5-year contract he signed last year. Team believes Gallup will be much-improved 2nd year removed from ACL surgery.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 13, 2023
This gives the Cowboys $7 million in cap relief for this year.
There has been so much talk about adding a playmaker for Dak Prescott, and while the Cowboys should pursue that, one of the easiest ways for that to happen would be for Gallup to return to form. Before the ACL injury, Gallup was an effective downfield threat with his ability to catch balls in traffic, and to contort his body and feet along the sideline. That Gallup was a very capable WR2 and would be a great complement to CeeDee Lamb.