Cowboys RT La’el Collins, who is entering the final year of his contract, says he would love to play in Dallas his entire career.
“I would love to stay in Dallas my entire career,” Collins said, via Herbie Teope of The Advocate. “I love the Cowboys, I love Mr. (Jerry) Jones; I love the Jones family. I love everything about the whole organization and what they’ve done for me as a person and as a player.
“For me, it’s just all about going out there and taking it one day at a time, and proving myself, proving my worth, showing them that I want to be there by what I do and now what I say.”
The problem is that the Cowboys have several notable players to sign to long-term extensions, so it’s very possible that they won’t be able to offer Collins the kind of money he’ll be looking for as a free agent next year.
Collins, 25, wound up going undrafted out of LSU due to an unfortunate set of circumstances. He later agreed to a three-year, $1.599 million contract with the Cowboys.
Dallas eventually signed Collins to a three-year, $16.016 million contract and he stands to make a base salary of $6.51 million for the 2019 season.
In 2018, Collins appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys, making 16 starts at right tackle.