Cowboys Bring in Veteran Lineman for Potential Reunion Ahead of Playoffs

The Dallas Cowboys are working out a team veteran to potentially reunite for the playoffs.
Dec 10, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy throws a challenge flag
Dec 10, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy throws a challenge flag / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys are busy gearing up for a huge regular-season finale that will determine their playoff seeding. With a bye for Wild Card Weekend not in the cards, though, Dallas must also begin to think about its postseason roster and address any weaknesses beforehand.

Well, it turns out the team could do just that, as evidenced by their latest workout.

Cowboys News: La'El Collins Makes Free Agent Visit

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys are bringing back offensive tackle La'El Collins for a visit on Tuesday. A successful meeting could lead to Collins leaving the building as a member of this organization again.

Considering the challenges Dallas has faced in terms of O-line health this season, adding Collins for a playoff run makes a ton of sense. After all, he has more experience with this system than some players currently on the roster (having made 71 starts he made for the 'Boys from 2015-2021).

At 6-foot-4 and 320 pounds, Collins would provide some massive depth at the tackle position while also having the flexibility to help out at guard as well. It's no surprise the veteran is starting to generate interest with the postseason approaching, as he recently worked out for the Buffalo Bills, too.

The two major concerns with Collins is the fact he's coming back from an ACL/MCL tear suffered in December 2022 and he hasn't played at all during the 2023 season. He has been medically cleared to return, though, which should ease some fears regarding his health.

Meanwhile, signing Collins to the practice squad would allow him to get some reps in without the stress of being required to play right away.

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