The Cowboys have been discussing a lot of interesting moves this offseason. Add this one to the list.
The Cowboys are looking at parting ways with a handful of notable names. A new one popped up Thursday.
Dallas is having active trade conversations involving right tackle La’el Collins, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Collins has been a productive tackle when on the field, but has struggled to remain available in the last two seasons. Collins missed all of 2020 due to injury, landing on injured reserve in early September, and was suspended five games in 2021 for violating the league’s policy and program on substances of abuse.
When he hasn’t been forced out of action, Collins has been an important part of the Cowboys’ offensive line. Collins has graded at 80 or better, per Pro Football Focus, in each of the last two seasons in which he’s played (2019 and 2021), showing premier ability in the run game and serving as a solid tackle when it comes to pass protection.
The Cowboys have some tough decisions to make.
FRISCO, Texas – Over the next week, a lot will change in terms of the Cowboys roster, especially when the official free-agent signing period opens on March 16.
But between now and then, there will be a few other deadlines, including Tuesday, the last day teams can place the franchise tag on a player. Also, there will be a two-day window in which other teams can start negotiating with free agents before the start of the new league year.
So expect some chaos to occur regarding the this team, which has over 20 unrestricted free agents on the list.
Today, let’s focus on some players who are getting a lot of interest from other teams. The Cowboys know they can’t sign everyone and unfortunately for them, some of these guys will fall into that category.