Cowboys signal Michael Gallup for $62.5 million

Michael Gallup

Michael Gallup
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Properly, right here we go once more.

It’s free company time, and the Dallas Cowboys are off and operating, having already signed a large receiver to an unlimited deal. It’s been reported that Michael Gallup is re-signing with Dallas on a five-year deal price $62.5 million. Gallup tore his ACL late within the season, so will probably be fairly spectacular if he’s able to go by the beginning of the 2022 season. However that is the technique Jerry Jones has adopted, and that’s ensuring he does what he can to maintain his personal free brokers earlier than leaping into the pool after these from different franchises.

The Cowboys haven’t signed a big-time free agent since they bought burned by cornerback Brandon Carr for $50 million over 5 years again in 2012. Coming from Kansas Metropolis, Carr was alleged to be that “shutdown” nook the ‘boys had been lacking since Deion Sanders. Not on that stage, after all, however a man they might placed on an island, and he’d maintain his personal towards prime receivers throughout the league. Properly, that didn’t happen, and since then, it appears like Jerry’s been skittish about bringing in new guys on these large long-term offers.

So, due to the Carr signing, largely, Jones has gone the other method in recent times and actually solely appears to throw large cash at his personal soon-to-be free brokers. Whether or not we really feel they deserve it or not, that’s Jerry’s MO. Regardless, it appears like Jones is often going to discover a solution to muck up free company. It’s nearly inevitable at this level.

Jones and the Cowboys by some means entrenched themselves in a two-year battle with Dak Prescott over a brand new contract. Due to this, Prescott is now a $40 million per yr quarterback on common wage. A whopping $75 million was paid out within the first yr. Jones determined to present Ezekiel Elliot a large payday in 2019 earlier than extending Prescott. Six years and $90 million for a operating again that’s in decline is one hell of a tablet to swallow. However for no matter cause, Jerry simply has to have Zeke round though he isn’t even the most effective operating again on the group anymore.

Simply final week, Jones traded away Amari Cooper (which I had no points with) to liberate cap house, then instantly circled to re-sign a large receiver that in all probability gained’t be able to play in Week 1. That’s some good ‘ol Jerry Jones logic for ya there. Positive, you’re nonetheless saving slightly cash on the Gallup deal, however he gained’t be able to play for months. This implies no OTAs or coaching camp for Gallup.

I’m not saying Jones hasn’t hit on some free brokers; it’s simply been some time. Aldon Smith appeared like he could be nice for the Cowboys early on throughout the 2020 season, however having not performed soccer in practically 5 years finally caught up with him and in the end deemed that signing a failure. Terrell Owens was nice in Large D till he wasn’t and performed an enormous hand in Invoice Parcells stepping away from the Cowboys. Names like Sanders, La’Roi Glover, and Leonard Davis are signings we will look to that labored out, however these have been so way back they hardly register anymore. Jones additionally gladly signed Greg Hardy after Carolina handed on re-signing him as a result of he’d allegedly assaulted his girlfriend. That one didn’t work out too nicely both, Dallas. Understanding this, nobody ought to be stunned on the latest cheerleader scandal and Jones’ alleged love baby.

So, I suppose it’s comprehensible why Jones has relied so closely on the draft these days. When you can’t appear to signal the fitting free brokers from different groups, then give attention to new blood and home-grown expertise. With the Rams going all-in on successful now and buying and selling away all their first-round draft picks over the previous few years, extra groups can be following this blueprint because it led them to a Tremendous Bowl victory. As unhealthy as Jerry needs to win one other Lombardi trophy, I’m stunned Dallas hasn’t performed one thing much like that. Jones says he’ll do something to win, however that appears to incorporate every thing besides make the fitting strikes when signing gamers. Irrespective of the way you have a look at it, none of Jones’ strikes have resulted in serving to the group get previous the divisional spherical of the postseason in over 25 years. 

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