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Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Gallup facing knee surgery, likely out 2-4 weeks

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup suffered a torn meniscus on his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 31-21 victory against the Washington Redskins.

He will have arthroscopic surgery and could miss the next 2-4 weeks, per coach Jason Garrett.

It’s a setback for Gallup who was having a breakout second season in the league, leading the Cowboys with 13 catches for 226 yards.

Gallup had six catches for 68 yards against Washington and seven catches for 158 yards in the season opener.

Look for Devin Smith get increased playing time in Gallup’s absence.

Smith had a breakout game himself against the Redskins with three catches for 74 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

Smith, a former 2015 second-round pick of the Jets, has suffered two ACL injuries in his pro career, which led to him playing only 14 games in his first three seasons. Smith was out of football in 2018.

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Clarence E. Hill Jr. has covered the Dallas Cowboys as a beat writer/columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram since 1997. That includes just two playoff wins, six coaches and countless controversies from the demise of the dynasty teams of the 1990s through the rollercoaster years of the Tony Romo era until Jason Garrett’s process Cowboys.