Dallas Cowboys rookie receiver Michael Gallup and his family were dealt a tragic blow on Sunday when his brother took his own life.
Gallup took a leave of absence after Sunday’s big win over Atlanta to be with his family. Since then, he’s reportedly made the decision to play with his teammates on Thanksgiving Day.
Cowboys rookie WR Michael Gallup intends to play in Thursday's game against Washington on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium. Gallup remains in Georgia with his family while arrangements for his brother's funeral are still pending. The team has offered support in every way.
— Brandon George (@DMN_George) November 20, 2018
On Tuesday, Gallup took to his Twitter account to offer thanks to “The Cowboys family, friends and fans for their love and support.”
I want to thank my teammates, the Cowboys family, friends & fans for their love and support. It means so much that y’all are here for me and my family during this time.
— Michael Gallup (@michael13gallup) November 20, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gallup, his family and friends as they mourn the tragic loss of his brother. May he Rest In Peace.