Now that La'el Collins has been cleared of any wrongdoing, all 32 NFL teams are in pursuit of the undrafted free agent. After all, based on talent alone, Collins should have been a first-round draft pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Dallas Cowboys are the first team to get a shot at convincing Collins to sign with them. Collins will visit the Cowboys before any other team.
A source tells CBS Sports' Mike Fisher that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is “very involved’’ in the team's pursuit of Collins.
Reports have surfaced that Collins will likely sign with the team that gives him the best chance to start right away at offensive tackle. This ideal scenario would help propel Collins to a big second contract in the NFL.
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After re-signing Doug Free this offseason, the Cowboys don't have any vacancies at offensive tackle. What they can offer Collins is a chance to play left guard, in place of the Cowboys' relative weak link Ronald Leary, on what could go down as one of the best offensive lines in the last decade.
Will chasing history be enough to change Collins' mind? Time will tell. But we do know that the Cowboys will have a real opportunity to sit down with Collins and attempt to persuade him.