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La'el Collins Getting Used to the Right Side

Collins is playing right tackle in the absence of Doug Free, who is recovering from foot surgery

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    La’el Collins may very well start at left guard when the season begins but for now, with Doug Free recovering from foot surgery, he’s working at right tackle--and the adjustment from left tackle, where he spent his last two seasons at LSU, is a more difficult than the layman might think.

    "Everything [is different]," Collins said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. "I had to switch over from playing left pretty much my whole career to right. So now I have to switch up my stance and really re-wire my whole mind toward where I want to go when I hear play calls and things like that."

    Of course, the Cowboys aren’t worried about Collins making the adjustment to a position he may not play in his rookie year. Head coach Jason Garrett is confident that Collins will be alright whether at right tackle or left guard.

    “We see him as a guy who can maybe do both of those things as he goes,” Garrett said. “The big thing for him is to try to get him acclimated as quickly as he can. So right now he's going to play right tackle for us.”