Going into the 2021 season, the Cowboys have what could be considered “a good problem”. We arguably have one of the top 3 WR combos in the NFL- Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Cedee Lamb. And with Michael Gallup going into the final year of his rookie deal, he has every incentive to have a great year. In fact, could 2021 see the Cowboys have three 1,000 yard receivers? It’s not out of the question though it hasn’t happened in 13 years. The Cardinals in 2008 were the last NFL team to have three 1,000-yard receivers. That season Larry Fitzgerald (1,431), Anquan Boldin (1,038) and Steve Breaston (1,006) did it. And it’s interesting that the Cards went to the Super Bowl that year. But back to Michael Gallup. Is it realistic to think the Cowboys can afford to keep him, assuming he has a typical year for him? I doubt it- UNLESS- they decide to release Amari Cooper and his $20 million a yr contract, which I think is a strong possibility. Barring injury, if Gallup has the kind of year he has typically had or better, he’s going to garner a big deal. Let’s look at some stat numbers on Gallup and how he compares: In 3 seasons as a Cowboy, Gallup has averaged 52 receptions for 819 yards, and 4 TDs. In 3 seasons, Gallup averages a very impressive 15.6 yards per reception. (Compare that to Amari Cooper’s career avg of 13.8 per reception- 13.5 since he’s been in Dallas. In 3 seasons, Gallup averages a very respectable 53 yards per game. (The 7 years Cole Beasley was in Dallas, he avg about 32 yards per game) In 2019, Gallup’s yards per target was a very respectable 9.8. (About what Coop’s was in 2019) Here’s where I’m going with all this info: In 2021, If Michael Gallup has even an average year for him, IMO he will be in big demand on the NFL FA open market. Look at the money Cole Beasley got in Buffalo with numbers considerably lower than Gallup’s. Beasley signed a 4 year, $29 mil contract with Buffalo, including a $6 million signing bonus, $14.4 million guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7.25 mil. Gallup will certainly garner a lot more than that. Look at what former Lion WR Kenny Golladay got from NYG this year- 4 yrs, $72 million, avg $18 mil a season. His stats are very similar to Gallup. CONCLUSION: If Michael Gallup has a typical year or something better (and I think he will) He’s not going to want to sign a “team friendly” deal here. Period. The only way Michael Gallup is here next year is if Amari Cooper is not and the Cowboys pay him market value. As stated earlier- this is a “good problem” for the Cowboys. Your thoughts?