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Jerry Jones Expects La’el Collins To Return

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The Dallas Cowboys already have the best offensive line in football and it may just get even better with the potential return of left guard La’el Collins. According to owner and General Manager Jerry Jones, the Cowboys are expecting Collins to return sooner rather than later.

On Jones’ 105.3 The Fan radio show, he revealed his expectations of Collins returning.

“I think from here on out, we’ll be watching it. He’ll be improving. But he gives us the best chance and we learned from [Ron] Leary even though we’ve looked long with numbers there, when we bring La’el back, we’ve learned that boy, you drop one man out of that offensive front, and you can really compromise it. So that gives us depth going into the playoffs. We’ve got the quarterbacks. We’ve got our offensive line. I think we had a big contribution from a lot of our front seven last night, and that’s going to get better. This 10 days looks good. This thing looks good.”

Collins, 23, injured his big right toe in the first quarter of Week 3 against the Chicago Bears. The former LSU product definitely wants to get back on the field, but he understands its a process.

“As a player you really want to kind of have that mindset and you want to get out there and be able to play with your teammates,” he said. “But the trainers and those guys, they really have your best intentions at heart, so they want to make sure that you can go out there and do your job at the highest level. That’s what it’s all about.”

The Cowboys are set to play the Giants next Sunday.

Source: Star-Telegram


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Mark Gunnels

Mark Gunnels is an NFL columnist for Football Insiders. He has several years of experience covering the NFL and NCAA football. He's the radio color commentator for Lincoln University football. Mark's work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports and Yard Barker.