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Another Cowboys starter will also be out until training camp recovering from surgery

Add right tackle La’el Collins to the list of Dallas Cowboys starters who will be sidelined throughout the off-season rehabbing from surgery.

Collins said he had a torn rotator cuff repaired right after the 2018 season. He said the Cowboys plan to be cautious with him throughout OTAs and minicamp.

He promises to be ready to go by the time training camp starting late in July.

Collins, who started the last two years at right tackle after opening his career at left guard, is in the final year of his contract.

He joins defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and cornerback Byron Jones as starters who will miss the entire off-season following surgery.

Lawrence had successful surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn labrum. He promises to be ready by the season opener in September, though it’s not out of the question that he could be out until October. The prognosis on the rehab is four-to-six months.

Jones is also targeting the season opener after undergoing hip surgery late last month. Like Lawrence, he is expected to start training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

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Clarence E. Hill Jr. has covered the Dallas Cowboys as a beat writer/columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram since 1997. That includes just two playoff wins, six coaches and countless controversies from the demise of the dynasty teams of the 1990s through the rollercoaster years of the Tony Romo era until Jason Garrett’s process Cowboys.