Collins made six tackles (four solo) in Saturday's playoff loss to the Rams.
Collins made 19 tackles and three sacks in 13 regular-season games, so his playoff stat line of 10 stops and a sack in two games was a clear upgrade. The 24-year-old has one year left on his contract, and he's in line to start on the Cowboys' strong defensive front again in 2019.
Collins was limited at practice this week with the illness and ankle issue to earn the questionable tag, but won't miss Saturday's game. The 24-year-old will play a heavy role on the Cowboys' defensive front in Los Angeles.
Collins had three solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 27-20 win against Tampa Bay.
The sack is Collins' first since Week 6 against the Jaguars, as he has offered little in terms of statistical production. The 24-year-old played 56 of 80 defensive snaps Sunday and has only 17 tackles and three sacks through 12 games.
Collins will play through a lingering knee injury, exactly as he did during last week's win over the Redskins. The third-year pro will serve his usual starting role in Dallas' defensive line, and attempt to slow down Drew Brees and the Saints' offense on Thursday Night Football.
Collins (knee) is active for Thursday's game against the Redskins, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.
Collins was originally listed as questionable after practicing in a limited fashion all week, but he's slated to start at defensive tackle next to Tyrone Crawford.
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