Cowboys Sign WR to Practice Squad After Michael Gallup Injury
The Dallas Cowboys will be without wideout Michael Gallup for the next three to five weeks after the third-year wide receiver sustained a calf strain during the team's Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As a result, Dallas went out on Monday to add some pass-catching depth.
The Cowboys are slated to add former two-time CFP national champion wideout Robert Foster, according to his agents at SportsTrust Advisors. The 27-year-old has spent time with four organizations over the past four years, including the Miami Dolphins' practice squad during this offseason.
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An undrafted free agent in 2018, Foster hasn't found his footing in the NFL just yet. His career actually started hot as a member of the Buffalo Bills that year. He played in 13 games for the Bills in 2018, hauling in 27 balls for 541 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. Unfortunately, the arrival of Cole Beasley and John Brown in 2019 saw Foster's role diminished, leading to him bouncing from team to team over the next few years.
The Cowboys will continue leaning on wideouts Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb for the bulk of their aerial production, but they really have any notable wideouts beyond them as long as Gallup is out. Having a depth option like Foster is helpful, whether that's because of injuries or if any of the other wide receivers can't produce.
Even if the Cowboys' wideout depth is lacking, don't expect Foster to be promoted from the practice squad without proving himself first. While he has 101 receiving yards (20.2 yards per reception) on five catches over the past two seasons, that's come on a 20.8% catch rating. He needs to improve on that before he gets any meaningful looks by the Dallas coaching staff.
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