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Dallas Cowboys News: Knowing the risks, La’el Collins signs to 3-year, guaranteed deal

The Dallas Cowboys have placed a deal with undrafted offensive lineman La-el Collins to a $1.65 million three year contract which is guaranteed.

Collins was with a meeting at Highland Park home with owner Jerry Jones on Wednesday night, then, the Cowboys were able to pull off an agreement on Thursday.

According to CBSSports.com Jason La Canfora:

“With performance pool play — based on playing time — Collins could earn $400,000 more per season as well and, including a likely high RFA tender in 2018, his compensation over four years as an undrafted player could still be higher than anyone picked in the second round.”

Collins was a first round prospect in last week’s 2015 NFL Draft, but his name was being dragged though he is not considered to be a suspect, police in Louisiana wanted to question him, in the shooting of his pregnant ex-girlfriend Brittney Mills.

According to CBS Report:

He passed a polygraph test in relation to the case. A paternity test also came back negative, definitively proving that Collins is not the father of Mills’ child.

Collins played for LSU last season. He is a 6-4, 308 pound, with long arms and huge hands with powerful legs. He is a run blocker but he can also play as pass blocker. He played for LSU at tackle last season.

While teams are not allowed to meet with undrafted players at their residence or school, the Cowboys seized the opportunity. Many teams were showing interest on him like Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins.

The current move by the Cowboys tells us that they want to have a better offensive team with Tony Romo at the center of it all. The Cowboys got three first round talents in the draft: Nebraska rusher Randy Gregory at No. 60, who dropped low from the draft because of marijuana used, and Byron Jones at No. 27.

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