When the Dallas Cowboys acquired Wide Receiver Amari Cooper midseason in 2018 it changed life for them offensively and they won seven of their final nine games. The next thing was to get Dak Prescott and second-year Wide Receiver Michael Gallup to develop more chemistry, as the two missed some big-play opportunities a year ago. Now after a full offseason, Prescott has both of these guys in rhythm as the Cowboys aerial assault has picked up steam. Most teams only have one receiver in their arsenal who can stretch the field, the Cowboys are fortunate to have two.
During OTAs and training camp Gallup took full advantage of his battles with Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, and Anthony Brown. The timing that was a little off a season ago was starting to take shape. Cooper was his usual unguardable self with his precise and disciplined route running. He would miss the final month of camp as he dealt with a plantar fasciitis issue but was ready to go when the season kicked off.
Cooper and Gallup took full advantage of their first test of the seaosn against the New York Giants. Prescott completed all seven passes he threw to Gallup as he set career highs in catches (7) and yards (158). For Cooper, it was just another day at the office as he had 6 receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown on nine targets. This helped Prescott pass for 405 yards which set a new franchise record for a Cowboys season opener.