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Reports Indicate That Cowboys Are Looking At La'el Collins As A Right Tackle

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An early answer to one of the most intriguing stories of the offseason.

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One of the most interesting storylines of the offseason may have just been answered. According to various media members it seems that the Cowboys are looking at possibly using La’el Collins at right tackle this season, not left guard.

Also according to Dave Helman it sounds like Collins is in great shape and chomping at the bit to get back out on the field, although it’s May and you’ll probably hear that story about approximately 20 different Cowboys this offseason, so there’s that.

Jon Machota speculates that Jonathan Cooper, who spent a few weeks on the roster towards the end of last season, may be the favorite to take over at left guard if Collins does indeed end up playing at right tackle this year.

That is backed up by this quote from Jerry Jones a few months ago:

I’d imagine the door is definitely not closed on Collins moving back to left guard depending on how he looks at his new spot, as well as how someone like Chaz Green looks in training camp, but it certainly looks as if the initial plan is to replace the retired Doug Free with Collins on the right side and then have a competition at left guard between Jonathan Cooper and Byron Bell. The Bell signing could come in extremely handy given the fact that he has experience starting at right tackle, as well as at guard, so the team definitely has options here.

Either way, this will be one of the most fascinating storylines to follow throughout training camp and the preseason.