Sources: Cowboys RT Collins (hip) done for year

Oct 3, 2020

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys right tackle La’el Collins will miss the rest of the season after he undergoes hip surgery that is scheduled for Wednesday, sources told ESPN on Saturday.

Collins opened the season on injured reserve and could have returned to action this week, but coach Mike McCarthy said Collins was a “ways off.”

“He’s obviously dealing with something that’s significant,” McCarthy said.

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Collins did not practice much during training camp because of the hip. He was in a car accident in training camp, but that did not contribute to the injury. He was placed on injured reserve at the start of the season with the hope he could return early in the season, but after rest and rehab, the injury did not improve.

Collins started 47 of 48 games since moving to right tackle in 2017 and was coming off his best season in 2019. The Cowboys signed Collins to a five-year, $50 million extension last year that included $35 million guaranteed.

Undrafted rookie Terence Steele has started the first three games at right tackle, beating out veteran Cameron Erving for the spot. Erving suffered

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