Cowboys' La'el Collins: Expects to return

Collins (toe) is expected to return to the active roster by the end of the month, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Collins was placed on injured reserve after Week 4 but the Cowboys believe the second-year guard will be able to return to the team towards the end of December as they gear up for a playoff run. If he does return, it is unknown if the team will thrust him into the starting lineup or stick with Ronald Leary, who has performed admirably in Collins' absence. Once he begins practicing, the Cowboys will have 21 days to activate him to the 53-man roster.

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