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    Cowboys Offseason: Landon Collins Cleaned Out Locker, Set to be FA

    It's no secret that the Dallas Cowboys are heading into the 2019 looking to upgrade at the safety position on a that finished inside the top 10 in 2018. With much of the focus on , New York Giants Safety Landon Collins has become the of attention in the last couple of days.

    Per a by Josina Anderson, Collins cleaned out his locker on Wednesday as he gets ready to go into free agency for the first time.

    After Paul Schwartz attempted to assert that there was no claim to the report…

    And Landon Collins had this to say…

    If cleaning out a locker is any kind of evidence, then Collins is prepared to hit the market when free agency opens on March 13th. He joins a loaded safety group that includes Thomas, Safety , Safety LaMarcus Joyner, Glover Quin of the , Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix formerly of the , but most recently of the , and several others who could find new homes this offseason.

    The Cowboys are very familiar with Landon Collins, as they've seen him nearly twice a year over the last four years. The three time Pro Bowler was one of the best players on the Giants defense. They would line him up in the box and at time use him to cover .

    Collins ranked first in the NFL according to Pro in run stop percentage at 7.2%. Meaning on running snaps, he made a that rendered the running play ineffective 7.2% of the time.For further reference, made a run stop on 4.2% of his run plays, which was 15th in the NFL among safeties.

    The only positions to have more of an impact on the were linebackers and the . Even if you include linebackers, his run stop percentage was 31st in the NFL. led the Dallas Cowboys with a run stop percentage of 11.3%, which was third among linebackers. Collins number nearly matched the run stop percentage of at 7.6%.

    Add Collins to a defense that stops the run as well as the Dallas Cowboys did last season and you take your team to another level against the run.

    Landon Collins will probably get the most money this offseason. He's only 25 and has had success in the NFL. Many teams will be reaching out to Collins when free agency opens and the Dallas Cowboys should certainly be one of those teams. Collins would be an excellent addition to the Dallas Cowboys defense and would allow to stay in his role as the .

    We're just under three weeks away from the start of NFL free agency and the drama will only get bigger as the Cowboys look to add to their team.

    John Williams
    John Williamshttps://anchor.fm/inside-the-cowboys
    Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could. Make sure you check out the Inside The Cowboys Podcast featuring John Williams and other analysts following America's Team.

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