A Dallas Cowboy has decided he would be better off with another team to start the 2016 NFL season.
According to ESPN's Todd Archer, Cowboys' left guard Ronald Leary was a no show for the first day of organized team activities on Tuesday, and has officially requested a trade from the Cowboys.
Leary signed his second-round contract tender for one year worth $2.553 million in April after the team had originally placed the tender on Leary in early March. The reason for Leary's request stems from him losing his starting job to a rookie last season.
Leary started every game he played in 2013 and 2014 (31) at left guard and opened last season as the starter but was eventually replaced by La’el Collins, who signed a fully-guaranteed contract as an undrafted rookie. Leary started four games and was inactive for 12. Leary originally signed as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He's started 35 games in four seasons for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys had the opportunity to deal Leary during the 2016 NFL Draft, but decided to keep him on for depth sake. He will still draw interest across the NFL from teams that ned help on the O-Line. Archer points out that the Tennessee Titans recently lost starting left guard Byron Bell to a severe ankle injury, and could be a potential trade partner for the Cowboys and Leary.
One thing is certain, do not expect Leary to be active on opening day.
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