Cowboys Drop Bombshell: Former OT Makes Shocking Return as Team Gears Up for Epic Postseason Surge! - footballivenews
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Cowboys Drop Bombshell: Former OT Makes Shocking Return as Team Gears Up for Epic Postseason Surge!



He was subsequently given the green light to participate, where he could contribute to the offensive line. According to NFL media, La’el Collins was the first player signed by the Cowboys in the afternoon after Sunday morning’s practice.

The former standout from LSU spent the majority of his NFL career with the Cowboys, starting 71 games for Dallas from 2015 to 2021. He primarily played at right tackle but also served as a left tackle.

Collins, an undrafted free agent signed by the team in 2015, secured a five-year, $50 million contract extension through 2019. However, in 2021, he faced a five-game suspension for involvement with an NFL drug collector while playing for the Cowboys. After being released by Dallas in 2022, he signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Despite starting 15 games for the Bengals last season, Collins’ season was cut short by a torn ACL. Now, reports from NFL Media suggest his return to the Cowboys’ practice squad, providing veteran depth and potential insurance for the team as they push towards the playoffs.

Collins, expressing his excitement about returning to Dallas, stated, “The Cowboys have always held a special place in my heart.” At 30 years old, he brings considerable experience and skill to the Cowboys’ offensive line, a crucial addition given left guard Tyler Smith’s injury.

In addition to Collins, the Cowboys welcomed former quarterback Damian Wilson to practice on Tuesday. According to NFL Media’s Rapoport, Collins is working out in Dallas and could achieve football shape once he joins the practice squad.

Originally signed by Dallas as an undrafted free agent in 2015, Collins quickly became a key part of the offensive line. Despite various challenges, including injuries and a suspension, he made 71 starts and appeared in 74 games for the Cowboys over six years. Released before the 2022 season, he is now poised to rejoin the team, providing depth and experience to bolster the offensive line.

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