Despite losing third-round DT Maliek Collins for 10-12 weeks to a broken foot, Ian Rapoport reports that the Cowboys have no plans to immediately to fill the void by signing someone.
The Dallas Cowboys announced that third-round DT Maliek Collins suffered a broken foot at OTAs and will be sidelined until training camp.
Collins has already undergone surgery and is expected to miss 10-to-12 weeks, which means he may not be back until around the end of training camp.
The Cowboys have signed all of their draft picks outside of Collins, so this is something for them to work on the in the next few weeks.
Collins, 21, was selected with the No. 67 overall pick by the Cowboys over a month ago. The Cowboys had to bolster their defensive line depth in the draft, and Collins gives them an intriguing prospect to develop in the coming years. However, we’ll have to see how much this injury sets him back in his rookie season.
According to OverTheCap.com, Collins will sign a four-year contract worth $3,221,152 to go along with a signing bonus of $881,152.
During his three-year college career at Nebraska, Collins recorded 86 tackles, 21.5 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defense.