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News: ITS: Who Will Pick Up the Slack in Michael Gallup's Absence?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Reality, Jun 28, 2022.

  1. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Sure , at the right price.
     
  2. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Pollard was a WR in College ?
    He has great pass catching and RAC skills.
     
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  3. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Agreed Mr. Flop !
     
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  4. Ranched

    Ranched "We Are Penn State"

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    Hopefully Gallup doesn’t miss a single game. But assuming he has to, it’s going to come down to Moore’s utilization of various assets to keep the offense flowing. It may not come down to just one guy picking up the slack, but rather he & Dak keeping everyone involved & keeping defenses guessing.
     
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  5. john van brocklin

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    Great strategy Ranch. probably what we will see.
     
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  6. Ranched

    Ranched "We Are Penn State"

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    Most definitely!
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    o_O
    Practicing at WR is nothing new for Pollard, who originally played the position at Memphis before the Cowboys drafted him in 2019. Dallas also touted his reps as a slot receiver ahead of the 2021 season, though he ended up taking just 58 total snaps from that spot in games, per TruMedia, serving more as a decoy when lined up out of the backfield.

    His practice out wide could mean more this offseason, however, considering the transition that's occurring at receiver.
     
  7. charron

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    Depends on who can spend the extra time getting on the same page as the QB. They need extra time to build chemistry. But honestly it's the run game needing to pickup the slack from the loss of talent at WR.
     
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  8. RustyBourneHorse

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  9. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    The true wild card in this situation.
     
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  10. conner01

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    Brown not gonna be the guy
    We signed Washington and drafted Tolbert
    They will be tasked with taking up the slack
    It’s not like we haven’t been without Gallup before
     
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  11. RustyBourneHorse

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    Well, here's the way I see it, and I said something similar to another poster in another thread. Our top 3 WRs until Gallup returns are going to be Lamb, James Washington, and Tolbert. My guess is that Mike/Moore will rotate them about so that, while we don't have a traditional 1WR, Dak can basically choose who he wants to look at as his 1 during his progressions. I think Tolbert, with his size, is similar enough to Gallup to where he can fill in. That said, I think Dak will be able to choose who his 1WR is on a play. That would freeze the defence because they won't know who the 1 is. So, they may accidentally put their 1 CB on the decoy on a certain play.
     
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  12. conner01

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    He will be a big part of it as well as Washington
     
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  13. conner01

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    He was a RB who was used in the passing game. He’s a playmaker with the ball in his hands. It’s criminal to not be getting the ball in his hands in the passing game whether he’s lined up in the line or from the backfield
    Just get him the dang ball
     
  14. DeaconMoss

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    Ole Ced will be missed. Maybe had the most rapport with Dak of all the WR's.
     
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  15. ChuckA1

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    I think a rook or two may see plenty of early action. That young man from TTU can make crazy catches if he can just work on the consistency aspect of his game
     
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  16. Kingofholland

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    3 out of the 5 first games are the toughest on our schedule. Veteran help is needed with Gallup likely out the first month.

    Below are the free agents that could help. I would assume they're not signed because of the amount they want on a short term deal. Based on contracts they got last year I'm thinking Jones, Hilton, and Fuller are chasing 1 year 10 million deals, while Sanders and Beasley are under 6. I don't think the Cowboys will sign any of them for those amounts, but if they do come down they're worth considering as insurance if Gallup is unavailable.

    Julio Jones
    Ty Hilton
    Will Fuller
    Emanuel Sanders
    Cole Beasley
     
  17. jrumann59

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    I would take any of those besides Beasley and Jones. Beasley is strictly a slot guy.
     
  18. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    The Cowboys are hoping Tolbert and Washington take up some of the slack. I expect Dalton Schultz to be targeted even more this season. Even when Gallup returns it’s not likely he’ll hit the ground running. He’s missed a lot of time and it usually takes a receiver a full year to recover from an ACL.
     
  19. ItzKelz

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    Lamb & Pollard.
     
  20. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    The concerning part is the Cowboys are going to likely have to go with receiver by committee to replace Gallup. That strategy blew up in their face during the early part of the 2018 season but they were doing that to replace a number one receiver. At least we have CeeDee but he hasn’t been a number one receiver as a pro. It’s going to be interesting to see how he responds to all the coverage rolling over to him. Amari had to be accounted for and without him could create some real issues. We’re going to have to hold our breath CeeDee stays healthy.
     
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