3 Dallas Cowboys on the verge of their first Pro Bowl in 2020

La'el Collins #71 (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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La’el Collins #71 (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys have three players who are primed for their first Pro Bowl in 2020

Predicting who on the Dallas Cowboys is going to make the Pro Bowl in 2020 isn’t a very tough task. Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, Zack Martin, Tyron Smith, DeMarcus Lawrence, Leighton Vander Esch, and Jaylon Smith have all been before and chances are pretty good they’re going to go again.

But what about the first timers? The fellas who haven’t been to the Pro Bowl before? The guys who are ready to take that next big step in their career?

We look at them today…

La’el Collin, RT

Age: 27

2019 PFF Ranking: 5th

First, the bad news. Collins is hurt and will possibly start the season on injured reserve. But the good news is this may ultimately prove his value around the league and make people take notice of his play when he does return.

La’el Collins was arguably the Dallas Cowboys top performing offensive linemen last season. The fourth year tackle out of LSU hit his stride in 2019. He dominated opponents with technique, athleticism, and brute strength. He faced off against some of the best edge rushers in the NFL and didn’t just hold his own, but he often dominated.

Collins began his career as an undrafted blue-chip player. The first round talent fell victim to some ill-timed legal speculation and was able to sign with a team of his choosing. Starting as a guard and then moving to tackle, Collins has solidified himself as a cornerstone of the line.

Last season he was robbed of the Pro Bowl because his elite play snuck up on a lot of voters. This season people know all about him and will give him the recognition he deserves if he can just repeat his 2019 performance.

The best part is he’s still an ascending player and should have an even better year at right tackle.