Gallup: It's Hard For A Rookie To Come In And Replace Dez

Josh Clark
May 11, 2018 - 2:11 pm
Michael Gallup

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FRISCO (105.3 The Fan) - When the Dallas Cowboys selected Michael Gallup in the third-round of the 2018 draft, they knew he would need to play a big part in the offense this coming season.

After the Cowboys released their all-time receiving touchdown leader in Dez Bryant, a void was left in the receiving core. 

Enter Gallup, the Colorado State product. 

After taking part in the rookie minicamp on Friday, the six-foot-one wideout was asked about the comments he made after he was drafted by the Cowboys where he said he wasn't here to replace Bryant.

"Dez is a great player. It's hard for a rookie to come in and just replace all the stuff he's done here," Gallup told 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher and others at The Star. "We're out here trying to practice to be like him, obviously. But, I'm not trying to come in here and replace him. That's not my role yet."

Gallup was also asked about why he picked 'unlucky' number 13. He says it was just as simple as him pulling it off the available rack, and gave no thoughts to it's "unluckiness," Fish says. 

"Maybe for other people, but it's not going to be for me,'' Gallup said. "I'm not superstitious.''

As for his day out on the field, he didn't catch any passes. But, it's not as bad as it sounds.

New wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal decided not to have them catch any balls today, but rather work on their craft. 

"The message there is if you are a technician in your routes, the ball will come," Gallup said.