Jason Garrett: MRI On La'el Collins Knee "Was Fine"

La'el Collins
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By 105.3 The Fan

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys dodged a bullet as the MRI results on La'el Collins MCL came back negative, head coach Jason Garrett told the media Monday.

The Cowboys will take his situation day by day.

Collins headed to the locker room and was listed as questionable to return, although he never did.

After the game, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones informed the media that the offensive tackle had an MCL injury but that they didn't belive it was serious. 

"I think he's fine, " Jones said. "I didn't talk to any doctor or trainer, but La'el thought that he was feeling pretty good about it."

As for their other injured offensive tackle, Tyron Smith. Jones said the Cowboys offense was hurt by his absence. 

When asked if he was optimistic that Smith would return next week against the New York Jets, Jones said he wasn't optimistic that Smith would return so soon but that he was optimistic that it's not a long-term injury.

Smith suffered a high ankle sprain in last week's loss to the New Orleans Saints. 

Other injuries: 

Running back Tony Pollard banged up his knee and ankle, but Garrett is hopeful he'll be okay.

Garrett is hopeful that defensive tackle Antwaun Woods (knee) will do more in practice this week.