Disappointing Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup undergoes minor ankle and knee surgery

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Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Gallup, who was a disappointment on the field in 2022, underwent arthroscopic surgeries Tuesday to do clean ups on his right ankle and right knee, sources confirmed.

Gallup should be ready to go when the Cowboys begin their offseason program in April.

But the surgeries following a frustrating season for Gallup who missed the first three games still rehabbing a torn ACL in his left knee.

And even he returned, Gallup never got in a groove with quarterback Dak Prescott and the passing game.

Gallup caught just 39 passes for 424 yards and four touchdowns, concluded by being shut out with no catches in the 19-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.

It was a huge disappointment for a player being counted on to make up for the loss of former No. 1 receiver Amari Cooper, who was trade to the Cleveland Browns last March.

CeeDee Lamb more than lived to the expectations of replacing Cooper as the No. 1 option but Gallup didn’t hold up his end of the bargain as Lamb’s No. 2.

Lamb caught 107 passes for 1,359 yards and 9 touchdowns to lead the Cowboys. Gallup finished fourth in catches. Tight end Dalton Schultz (57) and receiver Noah Brown (43) were second and third.

Gallup is heading into the second-year of a 5-year, $57.5 million contract that including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $27,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $11,500,000.

In 2023, Gallup will earn a base salary of $11,000,000, which is already guaranteed

In he doesn’t have a better showing than in 2022, the Cowboys could walk away from the deal after the season.