Cowboys' Jones: Gallup unlikely to start on PUP

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Jerry Jones expects Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup to avoid reserve/PUP and open the season on the 53-man roster.

Michael Gallup expected to break camp on 53-man roster, says Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Jones 7:29 PM ET Todd ArcherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two children FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup will open the season on the 53-man roster, according to owner and general manager Jerry Jones. "We just don't want to do anything that would put him in some kind of category that would limit us from getting him in the first game," Jones said before Wednesday's practice. Gallup, who tore the ACL in his left knee in January and had surgery in February, already has said he would not be able to play in the Sept. 11 opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , calling it "not realistic." But not being placed on PUP would allow him to return later in the month. He is currently on the active/physically unable to perform list, and if the Cowboys move him to reserve/PUP at next week's final cuts, he would be forced to miss the first four games.