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DT Maliek Collins Breaks Foot in OTAs

Rookie defensive tackle Maliek Collins has broken his right foot during Organized Team Activities and could miss up to 3 months.

Cowboys Draft - The Dallas Cowboys Select Maliek Collins at #67Collins, taken in the third round of last April’s draft, was expected to be an immediate contributor on the defensive line. He was considered an instant scheme fit and could have even been a Week One starter if Tyrone Crawford is asked to play defensive end. Now he will likely miss all of training camp and perhaps the entire preseason.

Collins’ absence will give veterans Terrell McClain, Jack Crawford, and David Irving better opportunity to cement a role in the defensive line rotation. It could also keep Tyrone Crawford locked in at tackle, opening up opportunity for some of the defensive end prospects.

If he misses all of camp and preseason, Collins will be eligible for the Physically Unable to Perform List.  That will allow Dallas to work him in slowly during the regular season, which may be preferable for a rookie.

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Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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