Maliek Collins on the verge of a breakout season

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  1. davidariust24

    davidariust24 Well-Known Member

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    This could be a dream for me. I've always wanted the Cowboys to have a DT that can cause havoc with sacks or tackles for loss.

    This is the first offseason Collins has not been hurt. This guy is like a Tank. If he takes his offseason play into the regular season the defense will be better than last season.

    Guys like Trysten Hill will learn alot from him. Just having that guy that can get to the QB from the middle of the line will make our defense very formidable. I hate that Quinn and gregory are suspended . The pressure they'd provide would make us almost overwhelming.

    What do you guys think about Collins this offseason and how or if he will make an impact for this season?
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  2. robjay04

    robjay04 Well-Known Member

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    He will likely have a great season and walk.

    Contract year.
  3. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing Zone Supporter

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    He has been a monster in camp, and he’s in a contract year so yes, I expect a breakout season. It’s one reason why I really think this team can go all the way this year, they have talent on both the offensive and defensive lines.

    Once Quinn is back, a defensive line with Quinn, Collins, Woods and DLaw should scare offenses let alone Lee, Vander Esch and Jaylon behind them.
  4. The Quest for Six

    The Quest for Six Well-Known Member

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    Although he's been injured the last couple of years, I wouldn't mind locking Collins up at a team friendly deal
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  5. davidariust24

    davidariust24 Well-Known Member

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    Me too.
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  6. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    He’s been one of the standouts this offseason and should give everyone a reason to be optimistic about this defense.
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  7. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking Hill was supposed to be the cheap rookie insurance so they dont have to roll the dice and pay the oft injured Collins. Whether it pans out this way is another story.
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  8. waldoputty

    waldoputty Well-Known Member

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    we have yet seen him stay healthy.
    i do believe he can have a good year IF he stays healthy
    but then we cannot afford him afterwards
  9. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Today's Winner Of The Internet Zone Supporter

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    They would prefer to play two 3T's on most snaps, so it is quite possible they could resign Collins even if Hill comes on.

    I think its unlikely due to the money though. A team in need of DL would over pay him, even if he maintains his status quo
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    When I read that his feet issue was related to footwear and now they have that figured out I was happy. Something like improper shoes wasn't anything I thought possible in the pros. So he shouldn't be fighting the health issue so much this year and finally get a chance to shine.
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  11. Pantone282C

    Pantone282C Zone Supporter

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    It would be great to see him play at his best without injury. Those type of injuries are pesky.
  12. SportsGuru80

    SportsGuru80 CowboysYanksLakers

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    Contract year breakout season I've heard that before...
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  13. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I've said for the past 2 or 3 years that M.Collins is the most under-rated player on the team.
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  14. Mr_437

    Mr_437 Well-Known Member

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    Since Jerry's doing extensions maybe they should see what the price is for Collins long term. Just signed the Mike up, now get the engine of the defense signed up too...stay strong in the middle.
  15. Hawkeye0202

    Hawkeye0202 Well-Known Member

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    Seems we've been waiting for his break out since rookie season. Agree with poster above, he's likely having his best year best and price himself out our range.
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  16. CF74

    CF74 Vet Min Plus

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    Hopefully they also keep him at 3-Tech. He’s not a 1-Tech even though he can play both spots, he gets more sacks from the 3.
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  17. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Ive been a fan of Collins for a while, and thought that he was on the verge of stardom after his teriffic rookie season, a season that was in fact more productive than Warren Sapp's rookie year. But the foot issues and position changes have stymied that development. If he stays healthy, I expect a big year and for him to be the biggest force the team has inside. But then he'll be highly sought after and too costly for the Cowboys to keep.
  18. atlantacowboy

    atlantacowboy Zone Supporter

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    He will likely get re-injured. Some guys just don't have the durability to match their talent. See Sean Lee.
  19. ItzKelz

    ItzKelz Well-Known Member

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    Always had the talent and always in the right scheme for his talent.....injuries is literally the only thing that has slowed him down. Whether it was an injury to himself that took him off the field and practice or if it was injuries to other players that forced him out of position. Will not be surprised if he has a great year.
  20. Outlaw Heroes

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    If he does break out this year he moves to the top of the priority list for re-signing. 3T is the most important position in Marinelli’s defensive scheme.
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