The Dallas Cowboys have had a pretty interesting off-season to say the least.
Thanks to a far from ideal salary cap position, the Cowboys basically had to choose between keeping DeMarco Murray or Dez Bryant. The wide receiver won out in the end after having the franchise tag placed on him, while Murray rejected Dallas' lowball offer and moved on to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Then there was the 2015 NFL Draft, where the Cowboys took a risk that no other team in the entire NFL seemed prepared to do and used a second round pick on the talented-but-flawed Randy Gregory. But the Cowboys could be set to make another very big signing.
Collins a Cowboy?
La'el Collins had potentially the most interesting Draft of any NFL player in history. The former LSU offensive lineman was expected to be taken in the first first round last week in Chicago. Instead, he went completely undrafted after the probably the worst case of unfortunate timing in sports history.
But it seems like the Dallas Cowboys could now be ready to swoop in and capture the All-American guard/tackle. According to a tweet from Clarence Hill of the Fort-Worth Star Telegram, Collins is in Dallas today for a meeting with the Cowboys.
Collins fell out of the draft entirely after it was made public that police wanted to question him regarding the murder of his former girlfriend and unborn child. At no point at all has Collins been considered a suspect in that case, but teams were scared by even the thought of using a draft pick on him following the Aaron Hernandez incident.
However, now that Collins has gone undrafted and will be available at an absolute bargain price, teams are suddenly and magically interested again. What a shocker.
The Cowboys will be battling it out with the Buffalo Bills whose head coach Rex Ryan who had dinner with the 21-year old, the Miami Dolphins who have sent enlisted their two former LSU players - both teammates of Collins - to recruit him, whilst the Panthers and Falcons both have pressing needs on their o-line.