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La’el Collins: It’s “awesome” to get a chance to play right tackle

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The Cowboys moved La’El Collins from tackle to guard when he joined the team, but right tackle Doug Free’s retirement has opened up a chance to Collins to move back to the outside of the offensive line.

Collins is getting the first-team time at right tackle at this point in the offseason program with Jonathan Cooper taking over at left guard. Collins calls the shift “huge pressure” because of how well Free played as part of what’s been the league’s best unit over the last few seasons.

“Oh, man, it’s awesome actually,” Collins said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I actually forgot how good it felt to be out on the edge, to kind of be out there on an island. Right now we’re not doing too much, just kind of working plays against the air. That’s about it. But it feels good.”

Chaz Green is recovering from back surgery and could get a look once healthy, but Collins was seen as a top prospect at tackle coming into the league so it would be no surprise if the Cowboys stuck with him over other options.

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13 Responses to “La’el Collins: It’s “awesome” to get a chance to play right tackle”
  1. brendafortheboyz says: May 8, 2017 7:31 AM

    Collins is a beast!! Our O line won’t miss a beat. He is a fine young man off the field, also 🙂

  2. stephenb1024 says: May 8, 2017 8:26 AM

    Let’s see how much he likes it after JPP and Vernon take turns abusing him week 1.

  3. stucats says: May 8, 2017 8:47 AM

    @ stephenb1024

    the same way Taco Charlton and DeMarcus Lawrence will toy with your brutal o-line.

  4. officialgame says: May 8, 2017 8:58 AM

    “Collins is a beast!! Our O line won’t miss a beat. He is a fine young man off the field, also” 🙂

    Why do all Cowboy fans sound like their 7 years old?

  5. eazeback says: May 8, 2017 9:00 AM

    free was the weak link of the line anyway, im glad hes gone!

  6. cdynamite says: May 8, 2017 9:35 AM

    “Why do all Cowboy fans sound like their 7 years old?”

    My 7 year old knows when to use they’re.

  7. jdzboyz says: May 8, 2017 9:35 AM

    officialgame says:
    May 8, 2017 8:58 AM

    “Collins is a beast!! Our O line won’t miss a beat. He is a fine young man off the field, also” 🙂

    Why do all Cowboy fans sound like their 7 years old?

    ————————————————————
    *They’re* = They are

    Maybe you should rethink your statement.

  8. sportoficionado says: May 8, 2017 9:43 AM

    I like Collins at guard, good combo with Tyron. I get the move though as Chaz has been injured far too often and is not reliable to be a full time starter yet–if Cooper can play then we are golden and have great depth at all line positions.

  9. chrisdmv says: May 8, 2017 9:49 AM

    “Why do all Cowboy fans sound like their 7 years old?”

    My 7 year old knows when to use they’re.
    ——————————–

    AHAHAahah. you just got owned and burn at the same time.

  10. mrcneff says: May 8, 2017 10:01 AM

    The real story is also trying Johnathan Cooper at LG, will he bust in his 4th chance to be a starter?

  11. jakehoyt says: May 8, 2017 11:07 AM

    Cooper is their starting LG right now?

    Lmao!!!

  12. rageviral says: May 8, 2017 11:27 AM

    Wrong. Tennessee had the best oline last year.

  13. GreasedLightning says: May 12, 2017 1:02 AM

    His playbook is written in crayon

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