Cowboys to Release Long-Serving Offensive Starter?
The Dallas Cowboys’ right tackle, La’el Collins, may have started his final game as a Cowboy.
Collins played just five offensive plays in Sunday’s 20-16 win over Minnesota, after returning from a five-game ban, giving RT1 duties to superb fill-in Terence Steele.
Collins’ reluctance to return to the lineup, according to NBC5’s Pat Doney, could foretell his eventual departure.
On October 27, Doney tweeted, “Wonder if #DallasCowboys decision to keep Terence Steele at RT is an indicator of DAL’s plan to potentially release La’el Collins after this season.” “Dallas may save ‘$10 million as a post-June 1 release,’ as @toddarcher wrote yesterday — and they likely need the cap space.”
“He’s played in one game since December of 2019, they have his potential (cheaper) replacement, and they are about to face very difficult roster decisions (Gregory, Gallup, Schultz, Amari/Lawrence (maybe), etc.),” Doney said when asked why Dallas would release Collins, a 62-game starter over six seasons.
Collins is signed through 2024 and will cost the Cowboys $6.369 million in salary cap space. According to Spotrac, he has a potential out in his deal in 2022, when $6.48 million of his $10 million basic salary becomes fully guaranteed on the fifth day of the new league year.
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Dallas is said to have turned down McGovern’s offer.
The Cowboys have stated that they will not be buyers at the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. They don’t appear to be buyers, either, according to a recent media article.
“My pal @BryanBroaddus tells me and the rest of the world that the Cowboys turned down a trade deal for Connor McGovern,” Jeff Cavanaugh of 105.3 FM said. The Fan sent out a tweet on October 29.
McGovern, a third-round pick in the 2019 draft, is designated as the starter’s immediate backup to left guard Connor Williams. He’s played in seven games so far this season, but only 125 offensive snaps (24 percent ). McGovern made eight starts for then-injured right guard Zack Martin in 2020 after missing his whole rookie season.
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