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La’el Collins was the Fourth-Highest Graded Offensive Tackle by PFF in 2019

The Dallas Cowboys had the top-ranked in the in 2019. nearly set a franchise record with 4,902 yards passing (2nd in the NFL), rushed for 1,357 yards (4th in the NFL), and and each went over 1,100 yards.

Of course, all of that was made possible because of very good play. Tyron Smith, , and (now retired) had their usual campaigns as expected, but they were joined by another dominant link on the offensive line chain so to speak.

La'el Collins, now the main man at , signed a five-year, $50 million dollar extension with $35 million in guarantees just prior to the beginning of last season, and the big man lived up to every cent.

According to , Collins was the fourth-highest graded in 2019, 3rd amongst right tackles, trailing only Ryan Ramcyzk of the New Orleans Saints and Lane Johnson of the .

It's no secret that the Cowboys are loaded on the offensive side of the ball. Prescott is a top-ten , Elliott is arguably the best at the position, and Cooper and Gallup will now be joined by rookie sensational to form the league's most intriguing and talented trio. Sprinkle in and , the Cowboys have all the pieces to be even better on offense in 2020. However, their production will depend on the excellent play of future Hall of Famers Smith and Martin as well as Collins, even more so now with Frederick gone.

Collins was so good in 2019 that recently he caught the eye of the New York Jets as a potential trade piece that would send star to the Cowboys. However, Collins proved last season that he was a top-five right in the NFL. When you couple that with the best in the league in Martin and Smith who's still a top-three left tackle it doesn't make sense to break up that chemistry on the offensive line when you're so loaded at the skill positions like the Cowboys.

After an off the field incident stopped him from being a lock as a first-round pick in 2015, Collins has turned himself into one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL. With the addition of to the as the new (helped win XLV with the ), his game can only continue to elevate and keep the Cowboys offensive line as one of the top units of it's kind league-wide.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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