Cowboys defensive tackle Maliek Collins will miss most if not all offseason after suffering a broken foot Thursday during the team’s conditioning drills.
Collins will undergo surgery early next week after breaking the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, according to the Star-Telegram. It marks the second time in five months Collins would have surgery on his left foot as he had surgery in January to fix a stress reaction that bothered him throughout last season, although he was still able to start every game.
Under Richardson, Rivera and Hurney both have reached Super Bowl highs when not working together. Last season, they meshed with a strong, 11-5 NFC wild-card team.
The other teams that have made huge strides include playoff contenders that went from good to dominant (1972-73 Flyers and 2012-13 Blackhawks) and an organization that went all in for a title after trading for Mark Messier (1993-94 Rangers). The 2002-03 Mighty Ducks deserve an honorable mention, given that they finished last in the Pacific Division three straight times and had just one playoff series victory in their first nine years as a franchise before streaking to the Cup Final as a 40-win team during Mike Babcock’s first season as an NHL head coach.
“It’s one of those values that I don’t think you can put a price on,” Gase said. “He’s been great in our locker room. I think the guys watch him work on the field and in the weight room and they understand why he’s played as long as he has, why he’s had success in big situations.”
As it turns out, PECOTA was off by nine wins, but not in the direction everyone expected. The Rays made a massive defensive leap in jumping all the way to 97-65, a 31-win improvement by a team that had never topped 70 in a season. The Rays then flew through the White Sox and Red Sox before falling to the Phillies in the World Series.
Given the lack of other word about interest in Bryant’s services, some might wonder if the wide receiver has had second thoughts about passing on a contract offer from the Ravens that came not long after Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys he was released by Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids the Cowboys. One person who did wonder about regrets posed the question to Bryant on Twitter on Tuesday night.