Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup won't make return from ACL tear vs. New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Michael Gallup's return to the Dallas Cowboys' lineup will have to wait one more week.

Gallup will be inactive for the Monday night game vs. the New York Giants, the team announced, despite a full week of practice as he returns from a torn ACL in his left knee suffered in January. Gallup was listed as questionable and has gone through two full-padded practices the past two weeks.

The Cowboys opted not to keep Gallup on the physically unable to perform list to start the season, which would have kept him out of the first four games and not allowed him to practice. The Cowboys play the Washington Commanders on Sunday at AT&T Stadium.

Gallup isn't the only offensive weapon the Cowboys will be without. Tight end Dalton Schultz, who was listed as questionable, tested his injured right knee in early warm-ups to see if he could play. However, the team said it has ruled him out for the game.

Schultz had played in 61 straight games. But with him out of the lineup, rookies Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot will split the tight end duties. The Cowboys also plan to call up tight end Sean McKeon from the practice squad.

Without Gallup, the Cowboys will activate Jalen Tolbert, their third-round pick in this year's draft, for the first time this season to go along with CeeDee Lamb, Noah Brown, Simi Fehoko and KaVontae Turpin. Leading into the Giants game, Mike McCarthy said Gallup has looked good in practice, but the Cowboys want to be careful with his return for him to be effective for a large portion of the season.

Veteran offensive lineman Jason Peters, 40, will be signed to the 53-man roster and be active Monday. Signed a few days before the season started after Tyron Smith suffered a torn hamstring, the Cowboys have increased Peters' practice workload; he is expected to play left guard and potentially split work with Matt Farniok. The Cowboys have been pleased with the work of their first-round pick Tyler Smith at left tackle through two games. Peters has played left tackle for most of his career, but he was at right guard for a spell while with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Quarterback Dak Prescott, meanwhile, had a stitch removed from his surgically repaired right thumb before the Monday night game. His return to action is predicated on his grip strength but he is continuing to make progress.