Jerry Jones Issues Statement on Michael Gallup


Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones issued a statement on Monday regarding wide receiver Michael Gallup, whose brother passed away over the weekend in Atlanta.

"Our team and our entire organization are deeply saddened by the news of Michael's loss. His family is our family. We share in the grief and pain that comes with something so personal and tragic. We offer our support, care and comfort for Michael, and we ask that all of those who have sons and daughters and brothers and sisters join us in keeping Michael and his wonderful family in their thoughts and prayers."

There was a reason there wasn't more joy and exuberance in the locker room following Sunday's win over the Falcons.

Moments after the 22-19 win in Atlanta, word trickled throughout the locker room that Gallup just learned of the tragedy.

"We just found out after the ballgame that his brother had committed suicide, and just want to leave it at that," Garrett said Monday morning on 105.3 The Fan. "Obviously a very personal matter. We're all behind Michael and supporting him and his family."

Gallup, who is from Atlanta, did not return home with his teammates. Garrett, however, did not go into specifics on the rookie's status for this week and/or Thursday's game with the Redskins at AT&T Stadium.

"This is a very challenging time for him. We'll take it moment by moment, day by day, and give him all of our love and all of our support."

Gallup had just one reception in Sunday's win, but it was arguably one of the biggest plays of the game. His 10-yard catch on third-and-5 in the final two minutes extended the drive and allowed the Cowboys to eventually kick the game-winning field goal.

Through 10 games, Gallup has 16 catches for 285 yards and one touchdown, which occurred against Washington, the team's Thanksgiving Day opponent later this week.