Canadian defensive lineman Neville Gallimore suffered a dislocated elbow in the Dallas Cowboys pre-season game against the Arizona Cardinals.
The second-year defender underwent an MRI on Saturday where the severity of the setback was further evaluated.
“I’d put it in the category of significant, but really until we got all the scans we won’t diagnose it, so I don’t have a timeline,” head coach Mike McCarthy said post-game.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport has the details: Cowboys DL Neville Gallimore, who left with an injury last night, suffered a dislocated elbow with minimal structure damage, source said following the MRI. He’s out 4-6 weeks, with nothing torn. Basically best-case.
The 24-year-old Gallimore played in 14 games during his rookie season for Dallas, making 27 tackles, defending one pass, and recording half a sack.
He was selected in the third round, 82nd overall during the 2020 NFL Draft. It was part of a Dallas class that was widely considered one of the best in the league, with Gallimore being a high value steal.
The Ottawa native became a full-time starter with the University of Oklahoma Sooners in his junior season and produced 79 tackles with seven sacks over the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He also forced five fumbles and knocked down two passes during his NCAA career, wreaking havoc along the line of scrimmage.
Gallimore produced elite numbers at the NFL Combine, posting 23 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and completed the 40-yard dash in 4.79 seconds. That’s extreme speed for a lineman who measures in at six-foot-two and 305 pounds.
If Gallimore meets the assessed timeline, he could be back by the end of September.