More than one member of the Cowboys offensive core has been sidelined with a calf injury this year, notably Dak Prescott and Michael Gallup. Gallup’s injury has been certainly the most notable of the two, seeing as he has been out since Week 1. To the Cowboys credit, they have been able to survive without him. In fact, they’ve been thriving, putting up an average of 34.2 points per game. That’s not to say the Cowboys don’t need him though. Leaning heavily on CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper has been successful, sure, but with Gallup coming back you can expect defensives to have an even more difficult time stopping the air attack. While Gallup might not come back at exactly 100% (we’ve calculated his Injury Risk to be Elevated at 20% with a Below Average Health Performance Factor at 62%), he has just reached his Optimal Recovery Time. The thing is, calf strains are tricky, which is likely why he’s been out since Week 1. Even still, I wouldn’t be excited if I were the Vikings secondary this week.
Darnold was sent for further testing on his injured right shoulder, and scans revealed a scapula fracture. He is going to land on IR and