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Rookie Watch: Cowboys Sign Defensive Tackle Maliek Collins

Entering yesterday, the had officially signed all but one of their 2016 draft selections. By the end of the day, all nine rookies had signed the dotted line to play for the greatest football team in the world, as defensive signed his rookie deal.

Collins was the Cowboys' pick in the draft, and their last of three picks in the top 100. Unfortunately, like pick , Collins' rookie season will be dampened by .

Once expected to contribute immediately in the middle of Rod Marinelli's defensive line as an ideal scheme fit for 2016, the Nebraska product broke his foot (similarly to in the 2015 opener) early in . While it is unclear what the Cowboys' staff plans to do in terms of Collins' roster spot, we know that this injury will set him back through the vast majority of and the .

As the season goes on, keep an eye on the freshly-signed Collins to eventually piece things together as he gets back to full strength, and hopefully become a solid rotational player at both positions.

To get a feel for what Maliek Collins can bring to the Dallas Cowboys at 100%, check out this from our Inside The Star Staff Writer Kevin Brady.


You can also help officially welcome Maliek Collins to by following him on Twitter @SavageSevv!

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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