Ex-Cowboys WR Michael Gallup reportedly signing 1-year, $3 million deal with Raiders

Michael Gallup will join the Raiders, who are looking at an offense led by Gardner Minshew or Aidan O'Connell this fall

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup is headed to Las Vegas.

Gallup and the Raiders agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $3 million on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Gallup has spent his entire career with the Cowboys, who selected him in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Colorado State. While he had one 1,100-yard season in his second campaign, Gallup has not surpassed 450 yards in any of the past three seasons. He had a career-low 418 yards and two touchdowns on 34 catches last season with the Cowboys while helping them to a 12-5 season and a third straight postseason appearance.

Michael Gallup headshot
Michael Gallup
WR - LV - #10
2023 - 2024 season

After signing him to a five-year, $57.5 million deal in 2022, the Cowboys released Gallup earlier this spring and designated him as a post-June 1 cut. The move opened up about $9.5 million in cap space this season, but Gallup will count against the cap in 2025, per ESPN.

So Gallup will now get a chance to start over in Las Vegas. The Raiders appear to be heading toward a season with Gardner Minshew at starting quarterback; he signed a two-year, $25 million deal with the team last month. Aidan O'Connell went 5-5 as a starter last season after he replaced the injured Jimmy Garoppolo.

Gallup will join a receiving room with Davante Adams, Jakobi Meyers and Tre Tucker, among others, and rookie tight end Brock Bowers, whom the team selected in the first round of the NFL Draft last week.

The Raiders went 8-9 last season and missed the playoffs for the second straight season. They haven't won a playoff game since they lost the Super Bowl in the 2002 campaign, and the franchise has been to the postseason just once since relocating to Nevada.