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Dallas Cowboys shock the NFL with signing of La'el Collins

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The Dallas Cowboys found success last year thanks in large part to an offensive line that allowed DeMarco Murray to rack up yards for fun.

Murray may now be gone, and the Cowboys' RB situation is cloudy at best, but, according to one highly respected reporter, the franchise might have just made it virtually impossible for opponents to get to their RB, regardless of who has the rock.

Great signing

That's because, according to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jerry Jones and co have just beat out a whole host of rivals to sign one of the most talked about players of this offseason.

There is no official word out of the Dallas Cowboys yet but, if Williams' source is correct, 'America's Team' have moved fast to secure a man who was - up until recent issues away from the field beyond his control - seen as a first round talent at the 2015 NFL Draft.

Collins slipped off draft boards after the death of a former girlfriend and her unborn child, the LSU product not meeting with police until after the Chicago event was complete.

Since then, with his name seemingly cleared, virtually every NFL team has registered an interest in bringing in the tackle/guard and the player himself had already met with both Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins staff and players.

Huge coup

Having only got Collins into town today Cowboys fans will be in awe of their front office's ability to get the deal signed, sealed and (likely) delivered before the sun has set.

After several years of patiently building up an offensive line with unsexy draft picks the franchise's system now surely ranks as the league's best. This latest signing might just be the final piece of the jigsaw.

Position wise, having played the latter years of college football at tackle, it looks like La'el Collins is set to change up and slot in at left guard in the pros.

Even with Darren McFadden as their projected starting running back there won't be many team's that will be able to stop the run when Dallas come to town in 2015 should this one pan out.

UPDATE: Collins' deal with the Dallas Cowboys is reported to be a fully guaranteed, three-year, $1.65 million contract

Cowboys fans: How important is this signing? And are Dallas legitimate Super Bowl contenders? Let us know in the comments section below...

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