La'el Collins Prepared To Be Active, Contribute Sunday If Needed

IRVING, Texas – Cowboys starting left guard Ronald Leary is listed as doubtful for Sunday's road game against the Eagles due to a groin strain that occurred in the season opener.

That means rookie La'el Collins could be active and available to play for the first time in his career.

Mackenzy Bernadeau, an eighth-year veteran, replaced Leary in the second half against the Giants and has the experience edge over Collins, who was inactive due to Bernadeau's position flexibility at guard and center. Head coach Jason Garrett has said both would compete this week for playing time at left guard in case Leary can't play.

Collins, the first-round talent who signed with the Cowboys in May after going undrafted, says he'll be ready if needed.

"I feel like I'm physically capable of everything," Collins said. "I'm just coming out here and taking one day at a time and just focusing on everything I need to focus on."

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