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Ronald Leary | Guard

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 320
College: Memphis
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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said LG Ronald Leary (groin) is expected to play this week.
Leary missed Week 2. Mackenzy Bernadeau and rookie La`El Collins rotated at left guard with Leary out, but Collins would figure to start if the veteran guard is not able to suit up. The Cowboys will lean on their offensive line and running game with Tony Romo (broken collarbone) sidelined. Sep 22 - 10:08 AM

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Cowboys declared LG Ronald Leary, WR Dez Bryant, DE Randy Gregory, TE James Hanna, RB Christine Michael, DT Ken Bishop and DE Ryan Russell inactive for Week 2 against the Eagles.

La'El Collins will get the start at left guard. Devin Street is sliding into three-wide sets in Dez Bryant's absence, but isn't a viable fantasy option.
Sep 20 - 3:10 PM

Ronald Leary (groin) is doubtful for Week 2 against the Eagles.

Leary strained his groin in last week's win over the Giants. Leary's expected absence should pave the way for La'El Collins to make his NFL debut at left guard. The Cowboys will also be without Dez Bryant (foot) and Randy Gregory (ankle) this week while tight end James Hanna (knee) is listed as questionable.
Sep 18 - 3:58 PM

Cowboys LG Ronald Leary suffered a groin injury Week 1 against the Giants.

Leary left in the third quarter and never returned. He is expected to miss a couple weeks, but Jerry Jones would not rule Leary out for Week 2. Mackenzy Bernadeau replaced Leary on Sunday night with rookie La'el Collins inactive, but Collins should be active and perhaps starting against the Eagles.
Sep 15 - 10:39 AM

Cowboys LG Ronald Leary (back) practiced on Wednesday.

Leary had an MRI on his back last week, but it must have come back clean. With Leary back, the only player missing from the Cowboys starting offensive line is Zack Martin (stinger). Martin is expected back before the regular season.
Aug 27 - 11:18 AM

Cowboys LG Ronald Leary will undergo an MRI on his back.

It's news because it gives the Cowboys the opening they need to elevate La'El Collins to the first-team. Collins was dominant in Dallas' preseason opener, and has more than enough talent to overtake Leary by Week 1, back injury or not.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Aug 18 - 2:06 PM

ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer said he doesn't "think there's a doubt" Ronald Leary will be the Cowboys' Week 1 starter at left guard.

Archer said rookie La'El Collins "hasn't been bad" but it's going to take more than that to "knock out the champ." A spot could open up if Leary gets hurt but for now, we should stop calling this a battle and accept that Leary has won the job.
Aug 9 - 12:27 PM

Cowboys LG Ronald Leary says he’s "definitely" the starter over La’El Collins.

"It’s mine," Leary said. "I'm a starter. I've just got to remind everybody." Leary opened training camp as the first-team left guard. He’s one of the league's better interior run blockers, but has been a pass-blocking liability the last two years. Most team observers expect Leary to hold off Collins.
Aug 5 - 6:05 PM

Ronald Leary opened camp as the Cowboys' starting left guard.

Leary has made 31 starts over the past two seasons, but is battling rookie La'El Collins at left guard. Collins is a first-round talent, but ESPN Dallas tentatively expects Leary to hold onto his job. Leary is an asset in the run game, but more of a liability when Tony Romo drops back to pass.
Jul 30 - 2:13 PM

Owner Jerry Jones said the Cowboys aren't looking to trade any of their offensive linemen.

The Cowboys have added three linemen in the last week by drafting tackles Chaz Green and Laurence Gibson while also signing La'El Collins to a three-year contract. Collins projects to start at left guard this season, a move that should send Ronald Leary to the bench. Doug Free is also on notice as Collins could be his long-term replacement at right tackle. The other starters, Travis Frederick, Zach Martin and Tyron Smith, are all safe.
May 8 - 9:22 AM

Cowboys re-signed exclusive rights free agents LG Ronald Leary and OT Darrion Weems.

Two months shy of his 26th birthday, Leary was one of the league's better guards in 2014, taking a nice step forward from 2013. He'll make $585,000 in 2015, and be a restricted free agent in 2016.
Feb 17 - 2:40 PM

Cowboys activated OG Ronald Leary (hamstring) from the active/PUP list.

He's now free to compete with Uche Nwaneri and Mackenzy Bernadeau at left guard. Leary is the strong favorite after making 16 starts a season ago.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 02:26:00 PM

Cowboys LG Ronald Leary has pled guilty in his drunk-driving case, and been sentenced to 18 months of probation and a $1,000 fine.

It's been previously reported that Leary will not face a league-imposed suspension. He'll fight for left-guard duties in training camp. He's competing with Uche Nwaneri and Mackenzy Bernadeau.
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 05:29:00 PM

Cowboys LG Ronald Leary was arrested and charged with DWI back on September 7, 2012, but will not face a league-imposed suspension.

This is notable because Leary is now in the league's substance-abuse program and is susceptible to a suspension if he makes another mistake. At the time of his arrest, Leary was on the Cowboys' practice squad after failing to make the team out of camp. He's competing with Uche Nwaneri and Mackenzy Bernadeau for the starting job between LT Tyron Smith and C Travis Frederick.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 10:53:00 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects LG Ronald Leary (knee scope) to be ready for Week 1.

"I feel good about him playing the first game," the ever-optimistic Jones said. "He’s had a good week." It would appear the Cowboys are going with a Week 1 line of LT Tyron Smith, C Travis Frederick, RG Doug Free, RT Jeremy Parnell and Leary. Jones said Tuesday that he thought Free's performance in the third preseason game was "nothing short of amazing." It's nothing short of amazing that someone used the words "amazing" and "Doug Free" in the same sentence.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 07:38:00 PM

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QB1Tony Romo
2Matt Cassel
RB1Darren McFadden
2Rod Smith
3Robert Turbin
4Trey Williams
GLB1Darren McFadden
2Rod Smith
3RB1Darren McFadden
2Rod Smith
FB1Tyler Clutts
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Devin Street
WR21Terrance Williams
2Lucky Whitehead
3Brice Butler
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
3James Hanna
4Geoff Swaim
LT1Tyron Smith
2Charles Brown
LG1La'El Collins
2Ronald Leary
C1Travis Frederick
2Mackenzy Bernadeau
RG1Zack Martin
RT1Doug Free
K1Dan Bailey