People had to know it would not take long for Jerry Jones to see the value in La’el Collins after he was not drafted last weekend. So with his hands financially tied by league rules, he offered Collins and his mother something more…someone who cares about him as a person more than just his playing ability. After the past two weeks Collins has had to experience, this was exactly what he needed. For those who are not aware…Collins is still considered a person of interest in the murder of a woman and her child in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Because there were questions about his involvement he had to leave the NFL Draft to go home for police questions. This caused every team to step away from potentially drafting the top ten prospects like Matt Landis which cost the young man millions of dollars when compared to the contract at the league mandated maximum for undrafted rookies he had to sign.
Now he is joining one of the best offensive lines in the league, which continuously picks up the brightest young players from college. Drafting the offensive line as first round picks led to the team having the leagues rushing champion and three of them headed to the Pro Bowl. Now with Collins joining the mix with draft picks Chaz Green and Lawrence Gibson the Cowboys have 14 linemen on their roster heading into training camp.