Cowboys Lael Collins Murder Investigation Drops Potential High Draft PickLMNOLA
In Jerry's World anything goes. That’s what happens when you have an aging star quarterback, boisterous wide receiver, and a platoon of running backs now that DeMarco Murray has left town. The 2015 NFL season hasn’t started yet and all eyes are on Jerry Jones’ Dallas Cowboys after they made a questionable move today. Former LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins was signed as an undrafted free agent by the team to help bolster an already stout line. Collins has been a topic conversation over the last couple of weeks as police continue their investigation involving the murder of an ex-girlfriend of his. While police have not declared Collins a suspect, they have yet to fully clear him either. Fresh off the murder conviction of former New England Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez, it’s no surprise that all 32 teams passed on Collins during the seven round affair last week in Chicago.
Make no mistake about it; the risk is worth the reward in this instance for the Cowboys. Projected as a first round pick and among the best offensive tackles in the 2015 draft, Collins now comes to Dallas on the cheap side. Troubled signal caller Jameis Winston was the top pick in this years draft going to the Tampa Bay Bucs for a cool $25.3 million dollars over four years. That’s nowhere near the case for Collins, but he’ll at least be playing for a Super Bowl contender while getting paid $1.65 million dollars as he agreed to with a three-year deal. With the NFL being under a huge microscope these days thanks to the likes of Hernandez, Ray Rice, and Greg Hardy, one would assume Jerry did his homework on Collins. If Collins is cleared and is good as advertised, he could help Dallas bring home their first Lombardi Trophy since 1995.