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Mailbag: Fastest Rebuild Of A Position Group?


The Cowboys seemingly are achieving their vision of getting a Dak-friendly, receiver-by-committee they planned to build after letting Dez go last year. In my opinion it started with them drafting Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson last year and not the Cooper trade or offseason moves. They didn't have good enough talent at the time of them mentioning it, but this might be the fastest rebuild of a position group, talent-wise, that I can remember in a while? - MARCO ASPAAS / VANCOUVER, WA

Rob: Not sure I'd call this a committee. This time last year the Cowboys were distributing snaps pretty evenly to five different wideouts. This year it's mostly Gallup, Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb. We'll see how they adjust without Gallup for a couple weeks. But no question they've improved the depth chart dramatically, most notably with the deal for Cooper. Credit them for realizing at midseason the committee just wasn't working.

Bryan: The most impressive rebuild of a position group is this offensive line, but I totally get what you're saying here. I believe that Gallup has a chance to be a No. 1 wide receiver in this league. The more he plays the better he gets.

Michael Gallup was expected to make a significant jump from last year's performance and was indeed off to a great start through two games. Will he be able to pick up where he left off when he comes back from knee surgery? - ADAN CAVAZOS / CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Rob: They won't rush Gallup back, but the feeling is this is something he'll be able to recover from in fairly short order. It's disappointing because he has played like a star in the making really since training camp started. But he's in good hands with the athletic training staff.

Bryan: I wouldn't bet against him.

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