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Former LSU great and current Dallas offensive lineman La'el Collins will be competing for the Cowboys' right tackle position.

Collins could replace Doug Free who played right tackle for the Cowboys the past 10 seasons and recently announced his retirement. Per DallasCowboys.com:
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“I’ve talked to Coach about it, and he just told me that going into it, that’s where he wants me to be,” Collins said. “He wants me to give it my all and we’ll see where it goes. So that’s what we’re going to do.”

Collins has been considered a candidate at right tackle from the time he signed with the Cowboys back in 2015. But with veteran starter Doug Free retiring earlier this spring, the speculation has grown considerably. Collins started two years at left tackle during his college career, making him a natural to return to the outside during this year’s offseason program.

“I actually forgot how good it felt to be out on the edge – to be out there on that island,” Collins said. “Right now, we’re not doing too much, we’re just kind of working plays against air and that’s about it. But it feels good.”
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monsterballads83 months
Saints passed him up LOL
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the LSUSaint83 months
One simple fricking call and Peyton could have known he was clear and picked him up in the 6th! Biggest blunder in saints history, imo
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Celery84 months
Draft fiasco actually worked out pretty well for him.
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Lexman184 months
Didn't LaEl play left tackle at LSU?
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CaptainJ4784 months
I thought he was a starter. He also signed in 2016.
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Rougaroux84 months
Think they are talking switch from starting guard, to tackle
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ROPO84 months
Good for La'El. It is sad what happened to him leading up to the draft last year.
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bapple84 months
It still pisses me off when I think about it. He had nothing to do with that incident and had a clean college career. I hope he continues to kill it in the pros.
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Accardo4484 months
Thought he was already the starter last year?
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