Why did La’el Collins choose Dallas? He had already talked to Buffalo and former LSU teammates at Miami before showing up Dallas on Wednesday night after a phone conversation with Jerry Jones. According to Collins the Cowboys showed up en masse to Jones’ Dallas home to woo Collins. Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Zack Martin, Travis Frederick and Tyron Smith showed up, as did a couple of coaches, including offensive line coach Frank Pollock. It was Jones’ version of “shock and awe,” and it worked. Collins canceled his next visit in Miami and stayed in Dallas to sign the deal.
Collins told reporters that Jones told him he wanted to assemble the “best offensive line in history.” That appeared to be good enough for Collins.
“I’m extremely excited. I can’t say that enough,” Collins said. “I’m extremely excited. I chose to wear this star, because I feel like I’m a star. My family’s a star. And we will represent it very well.”