Cowboys agree to contract extension with La'el Collins

La'el Collins is finally getting paid.

His agent Deryk Gilmore hoped to salvage things by requesting teams not draft him, allowing him to sign with the Cowboys as a free agent and hopefully make up some of the money after his deal was up.

On Tuesday it was reported by Mike Garofolo of NFL Network that the Dallas Cowboys and left guard La'el Collins have come to an agreement on a two-year contract extension.

The projected first-round pick went undrafted in 2015 due to his possible connectionwith the murder of a former girlfriend shortly before the draft. The deal extends Collins through the 2019 season and still gives him the chance to sign a substantial deal well before he hits age 30.

At the time, Collins was scheduled to attend the draft, but he ended up leaving before the event started so that he could speak with police in Louisiana.

Only one right tackle - Detroit's Ricky Wagner - now has a contract that pays more than the $7.7 million average that Collins will make in 2018 and 2019.

Collins has started 14 games over the past two years at guard, but he is expected to take over as the team's starting right tackle in 2017. The deal, per Hill, includes a $2 million escalator if Collins plays 85 percent of the snaps.

Collins, 23, is coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him miss all but three games after suffering a toe injury.

Not only is he going up against some the NFL's best defensive players, but he'll be doing it while making a position switch.

  • Stacy Allen