Former LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins was a first-round talent who went undrafted because of his involvement in the murder investigation of his ex-girlfriend, Brittany Mills. Collins was never considered a suspect in the investigation, but he lost millions of dollars as he signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.
Now Collins could be getting his shot at some playing time, at least according to Jerry Jones. The Cowboys’ owner voiced his opinion that Collins has “earned the right to play” on 105.3 The Fan in Fort Worth, Texas.
Collins has some stiff competition in Dallas, as the Cowboys have one of the best offensive lines in football. Collins received high praise from numerous NFL Draft scouts and has the ability to play guard or tackle.
Jones may be the owner and general manager, but the coaches will make the playing-time decisions. Collins could be getting his opportunity to show what teams passed on in the draft very soon.
Jerry Jones says Collins has earned the right to play. Leary will start if he is ready but Collins will play.
— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) September 22, 2015