On Thursday, May 10th Dallas Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones held a conference call with season ticket holders.
This is an opportunity for those that devote a hefty chunk of change to the Cowboys to get in would-be questions to one of the men most in charge of the team. A lot of times interesting bits of information are gleaned from things like this.
Among all things discussed on Thursday, Stephen Jones told season ticket holders that third-year defensive tackle Maliek Collins has a foot injury. The mothership’s Bryan Broaddus and Ambar Garcia corroborated this here (conversation starts right around the 7-minute mark):
The foot in question and severity of the injury are not known at this time, but foot injuries are unfortunately becoming a bit of a common occurrence for Collins.
During the first round of OTAs during Maliek’s rookie season in 2016, he suffered a broken right foot. He dealt with a similar injury to his left foot through a lot of last season, and he had surgery on it back in January.
Regardless of which foot Maliek just injured, due to him only having two (a three-footed defensive tackle would be interesting) it’s to a foot he’s hurt before. While that’s not necessarily encouraging, it isn’t the end of the world either.
Talks between the Cowboys and one of their former defensive tackles Terrell McClain have been heating up, so that would certainly help soothe whatever burn Collins’ injury might cause to the roster.
We’ll update this story as we learn more about Maliek’s injury.