Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Dallas Cowboys have signed former LSU OL La’el Collins to a contract.
- Adam Schefter reports that Collins receives a fully guaranteed three-year contract worth $1.65 million.
According to Rapoport, the Cowboys have been monitoring Collins’ situation from the beginning and have done “endless work” on him. Dallas reportedly considered drafting an offensive lineman in round one, but they can now use Collins at guard for the time being before eventually taking over for Doug Free at right tackle down the road.
Yesterday, Collins took his first visit with an NFL team by traveling to meet with the Cowboys.
This came after the news that recent tests showed that Collins is not the father of Brittney Mills child, who tragically passed away last week.
Chad Sabadie of Fox 8 New Orleans spoke to a source who mentioned that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones‘ told Collins that they want to “assemble the greatest offensive line ever” as part of their pitch to the undrafted free agent.
Apparently, Jones’ was able to convince Collins that his best opportunity to secure a long-term contract was to join their impressive offensive line. It’s also worth mentioning that Collins will be able to renegotiate his contract after two years.
We’ll have the contract details posted as they’re available.