Last week when the idea of La’el Collins moving back to guard was openly speculated on by Todd Archer and Ian Rapoport, many scoffed.
The general consensus was that there was “no way” La’el would move back to guard. It just didn’t seem possible that the Cowboys would be considering moving him away from right tackle.
What if I told you it was possible, though? What if ESPN’s Todd Archer even told you that the Cowboys have had talks with La’el about it? Well, here we are.
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team has had some talks with La'el Collins about moving back to guard. With the signing of Cameron Fleming, Jones said the goal is to play the best five offensive lineman. Collins started every... https://t.co/AmNRbS8HhN— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 26, 2018
If you’re one who does not want to see this happen, this is bad news for you, my friend.
We now have instances where Todd Archer and Ian Rapoport have reported on this multiple times, the mothership’s Cowboys Break discussed it, and the Cowboys themselves have talked to La’el about it. It’s hard to see how this isn’t happening. It’s at the very least, an idea.
The Cowboys have added some legitimate offensive line depth in free agency in the forms of Cameron Fleming, Marcus Martin, and the re-signing of Joe Looney. Fleming’s money doesn’t exactly indicate he’ll be a starting right tackle, so many surmised La’el was staying put.
This is the Cowboys, though. This is Stephen Jones talking. Looking at all of the information we have, it’s hard to see how they would flirt with the idea this openly only to back off of it later down the road.
What do you think, BTB? Is La’e going to move or stay? Let’s have our own talk.