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Cowboys sign rookie WR Michael Gallup, putting draft class in the fold before OTAs

Michael Gallup not superstitious about No. 13

Dallas Cowboys third round pick Michael Gallup is not superstitious about the number 13 at rookie minicamp Friday at the Star in Frisco.
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Dallas Cowboys third round pick Michael Gallup is not superstitious about the number 13 at rookie minicamp Friday at the Star in Frisco.

The Dallas Cowboys signed rookie wide receiver Michael Gallup to a four-year contract Monday, putting the entire 2018 NFL Draft class in the fold and under contract.

Gallup, a third-round pick from Colorado State, signed a four-year deal, worth roughly $3.3 million.

The previous eight picks, including first-round linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, came to terms during rookie minicamp pretty quickly after the draft.

Gallup was the only holdout, largely because of the league-wide log jam with contracts of third-round picks being a little trickier to negotiate.

Cornerback Jourdan Lewis, last year’s third-round pick, didn’t sign until June 29.

And defensive tackle Maliek Collins didn’t sign until July 16 the year before.

So Gallup is ahead of schedule and right on time, considering he is signed before the start of organized team activities (OTAs) on Tuesday.

It will allow to him focus on learning the NFL game and making an impact as a rookie as a member of the Cowboys’ overhauled receiver corps that includes the departure of Dez Bryant and the additions of Allen Hurns, Deonte Thompson and Tavon Austin.

And that’s not even mentioning the sudden uncertain status of Terrance Williams, who was arrested last Saturday for public intoxication and could face an NFL suspension.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Gallup recorded 176 receptions for 2,685 yards and 21 touchdowns in the last two seasons at Colorado State.

Clarence E. Hill Jr.: @clarencehilljr
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