Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is not happy with guard Ronald Leary’s decision to stay away from the team in hopes of being traded.
Leary hasn’t attended offseason workouts at Valley Ranch and he’s been absent from the first two OTAs (organized team activities) of the year. The former undrafted free agent out of Memphis signed a one-year tender offer worth $2.553 million before the draft, hoping that from there, he could be traded to a team where he can start.
But the Cowboys haven’t found a trade partner and Leary has stayed absent.
"That's a contract situation that he and his agent feel it's best for him to stay away," Garrett said Wednesday, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. "We don't think it's good for him. We don't think it's good for our team, but that's how they're handling the situation right now.”
Why would Leary benefit from being at Valley Ranch?
“It's best to be here working and just going back to business,” Garrett said. “Take care of your business as a professional on a daily basis, and usually good things happen for you.”
Leary has started 35 games for the Cowboys and began last season as the starting left guard, before losing his spot to rookie La'el Collins.