La’El Collins injury update: Cowboys ‘don’t know’ timetable for return, possibility it won’t be in 2020

At one point, there was optimism surrounding the status of La’El Collins. As recently as mid-August, the Dallas Cowboys felt he’d need just a bit more time to recover from his hip injury and be ready to take the field in 2020 — noting his injury at the time was “not something of high concern” — so they placed him on injured reserve in the hopes of seeing him ready to join them in hosting the Cleveland Browns in Week 4. Six weeks later, currently in the final week of September and readying for a defensive front led by Pro Bowl pass rusher Myles Garrett, they’re now labeling Collins’ issue as “significant,” and the tone regarding his potential return (or rather, lack thereof) is suddenly ominous and exceedingly dark. 

“Well, I mean, he’s a ways off,” Mike McCarthy told media Monday, cementing the team’s about-face on the matter. “But I

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