The Dallas Cowboys are in the middle of their second week of OTAs, and Wednesday is the day open to the press. The bad news was revealed earlier today and actually goes back to last week's OTA sessions, third-rounder Maliek Collins broke his foot. Jason Garrett hopes he will be back by sometime in training camp.
Jason Garrett: DT Maliek Collins had surgery on broken bone in foot late last week. Could be back for training camp.— Kate Hairopoulos (@khairopoulos) June 1, 2016
Missing from today's session were Darren McFadden, Rolando McClain and Ron Leary. It pretty much goes without saying that Leary will be missing from everything that isn't mandatory. McFadden was absent to due a family issue.
Darren McFadden is out today with a family issue. Garrett says he may possibly be back tomorrow.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) June 1, 2016
In his place, Ezekiel Elliott was elevated to running with the first-team.
Ezekiel Elliott leading RB drills. Darren McFadden was not at today's OTA session. Zeke was first team RB pic.twitter.com/I8tp3uuzSZ— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) June 1, 2016
The rookie running back had this to say about his experiences so far.
Zeke: "The standard from Coach Garrett is excellence. When you play for the Cowboys you're expected to compete for a Super Bowl every year."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) June 1, 2016
Jason Witten chimed in with his take on Elliott.
Jason Witten on Ezekiel Elliott: "My impressions have been good. He's humble. He wants to get it right. He wants to do things the right way"— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) June 1, 2016
Rolando McClain is still dealing with the family issues that kept him out last week. Coach Garrett says they don't expect him back this week. Same as it ever was.
Also, cornerback Terrance Mitchell left the field with a finger injury.
Terrance Mitchell left practice with an injured finger today. Garrett says he's having it checked out right now.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) June 1, 2016