Feature core member of Cowboys OL is “okay”
After a potential scare, this Dallas Cowboys offensive starting lineman assures he is “okay.”
On Thursday, Collins was involved in a “major” car accident, but Collins reported that “is doing okay.”
“This sounded scary,” said NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “La’El Collins got cut off, and this was described as a major crash. But Collins somehow came ok. And LT Tyron Smith, who walked off today, is “fine,” source said.”
Collins has been a starter for the Cowboys the last couple of years. The offensive line for the Cowboys is considered one of the best in the NFL. Losing Collins would be a devastating blow to the team, especially after losing former Pro Bowl lineman Travis Frederick to retirement.
The Cowboys are already without one of their top tacklers in Tyron Smith, who missed practice on Thursday. Smith sat out with tightness in his hamstring. He went through individual drills before walking off according to multiple reporters.
Losing Smith and Collins would be a huge blow to the depth chart. Others have tried to step up to fill spots on the team.
Free agent acquisition, Cameron Erving, looks to backup both tackle spots, but has yet to practice due to a physical ailment. According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, he should be able to start practicing soon.
At left tackle, the Cowboys have Wyatt Miller and Terence Steele, while Brandon Knight has worked at right tackle. According to Archer, the Cowboys added Pace Murphy to the roster last Tuesday.
Starting quarterback, Dak Prescott, talked to Archer about the team’s depth chart issues as an offensive line.
“I think it’s just going to make me a better player, to be honest,” Prescott said. “We know what the guys, the starters, the known starters, we know what they’re about. They’ve played and they’ve been great and been in this league for a while, so no worries in that sense.”