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  • McShrek

    Cooper will NOT be better than Leary was in 2016…………whether Collins can be better than Free remains to be seen…..he might have the higher upside, but his moving out to RT will have its learning curb for sure, and the coaching staff will have to evaluate his progress over the summer……..not a lock that he starts the seaon at RT, but worth the look

  • Michael

    The problem with Cooper has always been strength. He has great movement skills but his functional strength is marginal for the position. He may or may not be a long term solution at LG.

    Something that has been overlooked this offseason is that the Cowboys averaged 4+ per carry running behind the right tackle but only 3 per carry running behind the left tackle. What this means is that Free (the RT) wasn’t able to connect on his backside blocks. Free’s disintegration over the course of the season was worse than it looked on Sundays. I think Ben is right and the OL has a good chance of being a better unit next year with Collins replacing Free at RT.

  • Paul Karam

    What is up with Jeremiah McKinnon? He was in camp last year but got injured, then released. Now he is brought back. Does he stand any chance or is he a camp body?

  • Taylor

    I would rather see Collins remain at guard and one of the candidates dominate his way into the starting RT job. Qb’s hate quick interior pressure, preventing that should be a priority.

  • Jon B

    Ron Leary at guard and Collins at RT would have been ideal. Free was aging and we knew he could retire or injury or decline in skill.

    Ron Leary was one of the best players on the team last year. Period. Since when did Jerry not find a way to pay for good play.

    I don’t doubt that Collins could be a good RT or a great guard. The question is do we get Collins good or great and another guy who wasn’t a starter at all. Collins was a starter and suffered injury. Nobody else on the squad has had a season of success like Collins and Leary.

    Is Pollack really good? Or does he have a great group to work with or both. Hopefully it’s both. We need a youngin to step in.

    • Ben Grimaldi

      With Pollack, its probably a little of both. He’s got good players but he also learned under Bill Callahan, probably the best in the business so he’s a good coach. As it goes with Leary, team wasn’t gonna pay 2 guards big money and Martin is gonna get a HUGE deal this summer.

      • McShrek

        Allocation of payroll $$ is always an issue for teams, you cannot afford to overstock a posiiton group and then abandon the defense…….that has been the Cowboy apporach for far too long now, resulting in gut wrenching losses to elite QBs….starting with Favre in 2009 and then back2back losses to Rodgers