Anyone who thinks Collins is gifted the starting position after his 5 game suspension for drugs and bribes should never complain about ‘culture’ in the Cowboys.
Inserting Collins back into the starting lineup after what he did to the team is despicable. Collins is a selfish player who betrayed the team and betrayed his friends and betrayed the fans.
The front office needs to make an example and do what is right. Everyone knows the right move.
You likely do more harm than good at benching him just to make an example out of him. Reality is I would guess most of the players sympathize with him.
You also have the issue of then benching a capable OT who has $15MM cap hits for the foreseeable future. Trading him, I guess, would make some sense but you are thin at OT. Keeping him, having Steele as a backup swing guy makes this team better. Don't forget that Smith is always a risk to get injured and miss some games himself.
You are letting emotion get in the way of rational thought.