Former Nebraska DT Maliek Collins breaks foot during OTAs
The Dallas Cowboys are already going to be without one Nebraska defensive lineman to start the 2016 season. Former second-round pick Randy Gregory violated the NFL’s substance-abuse policy and is facing a four-game suspension.
Now, the Cowboys could be without another former Husker defensive lineman.
The team revealed on Wednesday that third-round pick Maliek Collins broke his foot during Organized Team Activities. Following his surgery, he’s expected to miss the next 10-12 weeks, which would sideline him for all of training camp.
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That’s a tough setback for a guy who left for the NFL after his junior season in Lincoln. The Cowboys are still hopeful that Collins will be ready to go for kickoff.
Dallas took Collins with the 67th overall pick after he racked up 21.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks in his three-year career at Nebraska. He was hoping to help a pass rush that finished 25th in sacks in 2015.
Former Nebraska teammate Ameer Abdullah also had offseason surgery and could miss training camp.