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Scratch off OT in Round 1 for Cowboys After Recent Contract Restructures

In order to create a little relief the have decided to restructure the contracts of , , and La'el Collins after officially signing to a massive long-term extension.

Whether it's foolishness or faith, the Dallas Cowboys are taking a bit of a risk restructuring the contracts of two players who are coming off season-ending and another who has been fighting the bug as well the past couple of seasons. One things for sure though, the Cowboys are banking on all three for the long haul now.

Other than creating an additional $17 million in cap room, this business decision likely impacts the upcoming as well. By restructuring both Tyron Smith and La'el Collins it likely means we can scratch off in the first-round for the Dallas Cowboys.

There have been more than a few draft analysts, myself included, who have mocked to the Dallas Cowboys with the 10th overall pick. Other than one of the top cornerbacks, and , Slater has been one of the more popular targets for the Cowboys in the first-round. That may no longer be the case.

To me, the restructuring of Tyron Smith and La'el Collins signals the Dallas Cowboys feel good about their starting tackles for 2021 and beyond. If that is indeed the case there is no need to draft an OT very high in the upcoming draft. Upgrading the swing position behind them though isn't out of the question, but that can be accomplished later in the draft.

I don't know about you, but I'm really hoping Dallas' bookends are able to rebound from their season-ending injuries last year and remain healthy for an entire season. That's something Tyron Smith has found nearly impossible to do for several years now, but hopefully opting for surgery to fix his ongoing neck issues fixes the problem for good.

If Smith and Collins return to form and play up to their talent the Dallas Cowboys should once again have two of the best bookends in the entire league. The faith they've shown by restructuring of their contracts indicates they are both well on their way to being the players they once were pre-injury. Fingers crossed that is indeed the case.

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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