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Ronald Leary | Guard | #65

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 320
College: Memphis
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Cowboys OG Ronald Leary remains open to a trade.
"That feeling on my end hasn't changed at all," Leary said, before adding the sides haven't talked about it since the beginning of camp. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Saints had pursued a move, but to "no avail." The Cowboys could be trying to figure out a way to turn Leary into pass rush help, but it's not as if a 27-year-old backup guard will be able to fetch an impact player. Aug 4 - 10:04 PM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Saints "have pursued" Cowboys OG Ronald Leary "to no avail" over the past few months.

New Orleans has a gaping hole at left guard where Tim Lelito and Senio Kelemete are currently competing for the starting job. Leary publicly requested a trade out of Dallas in the offseason, but the Cowboys weren't satisfied with any offers. Leary has made 35 starts the past three seasons but was demoted to backup duties after the arrival of LG La'El Collins last year. Leary has one year on his contract, but should be starting somewhere. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 2 run-blocking guard out of 78 qualifiers in 2014. Dallas needs pass-rush help.
Aug 4 - 10:26 AM

Cowboys OG Ronald Leary was in attendance for the start of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

He would have risked a $76,000 fine for not showing up. Leary skipped OTAs while seeking a trade but the Cowboys couldn't find any takers. The 27-year-old lost his starting job at left guard to rookie La'El Collins last year. Leary will hit free agency after 2016.
Jun 14 - 9:42 AM

The Cowboys are allowing OG Ronald Leary to pursue a trade, but won't deal him for "little or nothing."

Leary barely played last season, but the Cowboys value his experience as a depth player. "We plan on keeping him unless something that’s really attractive to us shows up," executive Stephen Jones said. If something "really attractive" is going to present itself, it probably won't be until training camp.
May 26 - 4:44 PM

Cowboys OG Ronald Leary is skipping OTAs as he seeks a trade.

Playing under his one-year, $2.553 million restricted free agent tender, Leary wants out of Big D after spending 75 percent of 2015 as a healthy scratch. Leary was a starter in 2013-14, but fell behind talented rookie La'El Collins early last season. The Cowboys seem willing to move Leary, but executive Stephen Jones has said he won't be "given away." Leary is a $2.553 million redundancy for the Cowboys' dominant line. A trade is probably an inevitability.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 24 - 4:33 PM

The Cowboys are fielding trade calls for OG Ronald Leary.

Leary signed his second-round tender Thursday for the express purpose of arranging a trade. Dallas has yet to find an acceptable deal, but the Dallas Morning News' Brandon George said it is "very possible he's moved" before the end of the draft. Only 26 and with 35 starts to his name, Leary could fetch a Day 3 pick.
Apr 29 - 1:10 AM

Cowboys re-signed restricted free agent OG Ronald Leary to a one-year, $2.553 million contract.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Leary signed the tender in the hope of facilitating a trade this weekend. A solid starter at left guard, Leary understandably does not want to play out the season as a swing interior lineman. Only 26 and with 35 games of starting experience, Leary might be able to fetch a middle-round pick.
Apr 28 - 11:31 AM

Cowboys extended a second-round tender to restricted free agent OG Ronald Leary.

Although the $2.553 million tender is somewhat aggressive for a backup guard, Leary is a key piece of Dallas' offensive line depth. The Cowboys' offensive line is their greatest team strength, and would remain a strength even if Leary were forced to enter the starting lineup due to an injury ahead of him.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 7 - 3:22 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 10:08:00 AM

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.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 03:10:00 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.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 03:58:00 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.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 10:39:00 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.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 11:18:00 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
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 02:06:00 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 12:27:00 PM

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QB1Tony Romo
2Dak Prescott
3Jameill Showers
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3Alfred Morris
4Darius Jackson
5Lance Dunbar
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Lucky Whitehead
4Rodney Smith
5Richard Mullaney
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Andy Jones
4Devin Street
5Chris Brown
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Gavin Escobar
4Geoff Swaim
5Rico Gathers
LT1Tyron Smith
2Bryan Witzmann
LG1La'El Collins
2Ronald Leary
3Boston Stiverson
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
3Jake Brendel
RG1Zack Martin
RT1Doug Free
2Chaz Green
3Ryan Mack
K1Dan Bailey
2Matt Wile