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Trolling The Nation: How Rival Fans Reacted To Cowboys Signing La'el Collins

Savor the Collins signing once more as you read through what other fans had to say when they heard Collins had signed in Dallas.

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On May 7th, 2015 at around 1:27 PM ET, Charean Williams of The Star Telegram broke the news that the Cowboys had just signed La'el Collins as an undrafted free agent. Here's your chance to relive that moment and the hours leading up to it through the comments of other SB Nation readers as they react to the signing. The quotes are taken from each team's respective SB Nation site and are only edited for language.


"Cowboys have signed La'el Collins, according to a source."
Charean Williams via Twitter - 1:27 PM ET
Vikings But that OL didn’t really need any help.
by supavike1 on May 7, 2015 | 1:33 PM
Raiders Oh man, it really doesn't matter who runs the ball in Dallas.
by cali215 on May 7, 2015 | 1:35 PM
Eagles I hate to say it, but pretty much everything they’ve done this offseason I wish the Eagles did. When the heck did Dallas get smart?
by PecorMR on May 7, 2015 | 1:35 PM
Browns Smith, Collins, Frederick and Martin? Tony Romo should have some nice pockets this year.
by PaduaDSP on May 7, 2015 | 1:36 PM
"Report: Cowboys land undrafted free agent tackle La'el Collins"
The Falcoholic, May 7, 2015, 1:37 PM
Dolphins ...Nevermind :'-(
by PSU Dolphins on May 7, 2015 | 1:38 PM
Eagles Damnit – those jerks essentially ended up with three first round picks.
by waxloaf on May 7, 2015 | 1:38 PM
"La'el Collins Signs With Dallas Cowboys"
Daily Norseman, May 7, 2015, 1:39 PM
49ers That's literally horrible news!!! They don’t need any more OL help.
by 9erlifer on May 7, 2015 | 1:39 PM
Raiders With this move they had possibly the best draft, period. DMC can continue to run the ball with his eyes closed and will be effective. DMC might be a top RB this year.
by cali215 on May 7, 2015 | 1:40 PM
"La'el Collins, Cowboys reportedly agree to contract"
Bleeding Green Nation, May 7, 2015, 1:42 PM
Eagles Imma be honest…I'm a little pissed that they got him.
by Poohthecoolest1 on May 7, 2015 | 1:42 PM
Raiders I really hate the Cowboys now.
by SpiderMack on May 7, 2015 | 1:43 PM
Bears The one team that doesn't even need him.
by FilthyCasual on May 7, 2015 | 1:44 PM
Eagles That's what happens when you’re too stupid to take a flier on a kid who police repeatedly said was not a suspect. This is 100% Chip Kelly’s fault.
by Treye2 on May 7, 2015 | 1:44 PM
Eagles This sucks. Was hoping he would come here. Now with their age and talent, that Dallas offensive line is going to be studly for a long time.
by KamiKazeJEDI on May 7, 2015 | 1:45 PM
"La'el Collins signs with the Cowboys"
Buffalo Rumblings, May 7, 2015, 1:46 PM
Raiders The last time the Cowboys had a great line they dominated the NFL. With Super Bowls.
by cali215 on May 7, 2015 | 1:46 PM
Eagles I can't understate how much I hate Dallas.
by jeppsforst on May 7, 2015 | 1:46 PM
Eagles Himym_noooo.0.gif
by jXn on May 7, 2015 | 1:46 PM
Vikings What a steal!
by fivefingers on May 7, 2015 | 1:47 PM
Vikings They're gonna be laughing all the way to a #1 seed if all these risks pay off.
by jjstraka on May 7, 2015 | 1:47 PM
Eagles Are you kidding me Eagles? You’re really going to let this stud fall to a division rival when he clearly fills a massive need?! The Cowboys are already stacked on the O-line, hugely disappointed in the front office on this one…
by StoneZone on May 7, 2015 | 1:47 PM
Giants Wow... they could suit up Jerruh himself at RB behind that wall.
by Transmaniacon on May 7, 2015 | 1:48 PM
Eagles The Cowboy's have a really talented team, and I won't lie, it scares me.
by Ajsoccer47 on May 7, 2015 | 1:50 PM
Eagles Have fun blocking for......who again?
by Sign Brandon Graham on May 7, 2015 | 1:50 PM
Eagles Damn, was hoping he came to the birds. Now I’m hoping he sucks.
by DrCox on May 7, 2015 | 1:51 PM
Eagles I can’t shake the feeling that someone is whispering smart things into Jurrah’s ear. He has made some phenomenal choices this season. Heck even last season too.
by KamiKazeJEDI on May 7, 2015 | 1:51 PM
Eagles Jerry stars in new movie - says - " I hear smart people" // and they sound like Stephen and Jason.
by TRAVLR on May 7, 2015 | 1:52 PM
Bills The rich get richer. One of the best offensive lines in the league gets yet another asset. Unreal.
by Goldash on May 7, 2015 | 1:52 PM
Eagles So, before everything went down with Collins, the two players I wanted the most in the first round were him and Byron Jones. Now they’re both Cowboys.
by Irish_Eagle on May 7, 2015 | 1:52 PM
Vikings The rich getting richer at o-line
by luckydroid on May 7, 2015 | 1:54 PM
Raiders McFadden had 3 guys on his back 1 yard behind line every play up middle. Now he gets a gaping hole opened. Cowboys got the steal of this draft.
by SpiderMack on May 7, 2015 | 1:56 PM
Vikings Dang that line is no joke. Probably can get away with just plugging guys in at RB.
by twvikes on May 7, 2015 | 1:56 PM
Bills Here's to hoping for the worst for the Cowboys. Still despise them for things done 20 years ago.
by BravoTangoBravo on May 7, 2015 | 1:57 PM
"La'el Collins signs with Dallas Cowboys"
Big Blue View, May 7, 2015, 1:58 PM
Eagles I would have rather he'd gone anywhere else, but going to the Cowgirls irks me in such an inexplicable way. I don’t see many teams getting a lot of sacks against that line with the addition of Collins.
by YungKassanova909 on May 7, 2015 | 1:58 PM
Chiefs Man, Collins signed with the Boys, that o-line is already nasty. I have no idea why we didn't go after him. Steal for Dallas!
by BoweBerryCrunch on May 7, 2015 | 2:00 PM
Rams Just pissed all over my good day! DAGNABBIT! That news just pisses me off man. I hate that team with an undying passion!
by Mark Jaramillo on May 7, 2015 | 2:00 PM
Giants Well, that is downright infuriating.
by ArminTamzarian on May 7, 2015 | 2:01 PM
Bills It's the freakin Cowboys…they are like the Yankees of the NFL, everyone grows up rooting for them (aside from us in Buffalo).
by EamusAndy on May 7, 2015 | 2:02 PM
Falcons Is this legal?
by JohnWDB on May 7, 2015 | 2:02 PM
Dolphins If this still stands when I wake up tomorrow, then I’ll put stock in it.
by Farorefox on May 7, 2015 | 2:04 PM
Vikings I'm soooo jealous of that OL.
by kathy.clater.3 on May 7, 2015 | 2:04 PM
Vikings Me too! Oh well, one more reason to hate the Cowboys. I love to hate the Cowboys.
by FRC967Nemo on May 7, 2015 | 2:04 PM
Eagles Depression...
by mycatsnameismilk on May 7, 2015 | 2:04 PM
Giants Well... they are having a much better offseason than us.
by ArminTamzarian on May 7, 2015 | 2:05 PM
Bills Stinks. Glad Miami didn’t get him though.
by Blown Coverage on May 7, 2015 | 2:05 PM
Giants Just don't want to have to listen to analysts knob gobble about THE BEST OL EVARRRRR
by CasanovaWong on May 7, 2015 | 2:05 PM
Eagles I'm absolutely disgusted by this.
by ChepKilly on May 7, 2015 | 2:05 PM
"Cowboys sign La'el Collins"
The Phinsider, May 7, 2015, 2:08 PM
Eagles Wow, what a killer roster Dallas is putting together.
by Bounty Fund on May 7, 2015 | 2:09 PM
Eagles Well, good move by Dallas. I don’t like it only because we didn’t do it.
by Mace Chutney on May 7, 2015 | 2:10 PM
Dolphins Booooooo! I repeat – BOOOOOOOO!!!!
by GetOffMyFlipperSon!!! on May 7, 2015 | 2:11 PM
Bills I think this highlights the fact that good teams build good lines. I hate the fact that I have to call the Cowboys a good team though….
by MattBadmann on May 7, 2015 | 2:13 PM
Titans Cowboys are signing La’El Collins for 1.7 mill……….soooooooooo we couldn’t offer him more than that? smh
by mikehuey21 on May 7, 2015 | 2:13 PM
Browns That OL is just unreal.
by Bizono on May 7, 2015 | 2:14 PM
Falcons At least he didn't join the Saints. So there’s that.
by kegrun on May 7, 2015 | 2:14 PM
"Former LSU Stud OL La'el Collins Headed to Dallas"
Canal Street Chronicles, May 7, 2015, 2:17 PM
Dolphins Man this would have been the icing on the cake.
by Brian Naidus on May 7, 2015 | 2:18 PM
Redskins It's not fair Dallas has Tyron Smith, La'el Collins, Travis Frederick, Zach Martin, and Doug Free. It's not fair.
by Cadillactica on May 7, 2015 | 2:20 PM
Giants $#@^. I hate the damn Cowboys.
by KevinSC8 on May 7, 2015 | 2:20 PM
Eagles I am super butthurt over this one guys, I refuse to accept your very logical responses.
by StoneZone on May 7, 2015 | 2:22 PM
Steelers Man, that’s unfair….SO UNFAIR. Now that unstoppable monolith of an O-Line will be even more unstoppable
by ThatTimDuncanGuy on May 7, 2015 | 2:22 PM
Dolphins ugh
by FinFanHutch on May 7, 2015 | 2:24 PM
Giants I don't mind Collins going to another team as much as I mind him going to Dallas!
by graymatter20 on May 7, 2015 | 2:27 PM
Redskins To a certain extent it doesn’t matter who’s running behind that line, but I’m sure as heck glad it isn’t Murray. That could have been scary.
by AshburnGuy on May 7, 2015 | 2:29 PM
Giants Witten will still destroy us this year. Actually in a wheelchair in 30 years, Witten will still be open over the middle vs us.
by Nygs0439 on May 7, 2015 | 2:33 PM
Giants Good on the 'Boys. This is a solid move on their part, and he may be able to supplant someone in that line, making it an even better one.
by brisulph on May 7, 2015 | 2:34 PM
Vikings Seriously it's dang near the best O-Line in history.
by BVB fan on May 7, 2015 | 2:36 PM
Texans That O-Line could be ridiculous. O_o
by bhsman on May 7, 2015 | 2:37 PM
Eagles It's obvious dude, he was offered this card
by Rob_R on May 7, 2015 | 2:37 PM
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by EverBlue on May 7, 2015 | 2:43 PM
Packers I'm ticked off that the Cowboys in essence get an extra first round pick in La'el Collins.
by flyguy4ever2 on May 7, 2015 | 2:46 PM
"2015 NFL Draft: La'el Collins Signs With Dallas Cowboys"
Turf Show Times, May 7, 2015, 2:51 PM
"La'El Collins Signs with the Cowboys"
Stampede Blue, May 7, 2015, 2:51 PM
Colts Sigh
by Luck Inc. on May 7, 2015 | 2:53 PM
Giants They might have stolen themselves a really good player.
by long time listener on May 7, 2015 | 2:53 PM
Rams That's an OL.
by Natedogg265 on May 7, 2015 | 2:55 PM
49ers Collins to Cowboys. They are legit contenders now!
by ninersfootball on May 7, 2015 | 2:57 PM
49ers Ever since they passed on drafting Manziel...…I’ve considered them legit contenders.
by Selkie on May 7, 2015 | 2:58 PM
49ers Ever since Jessica Simpson... never mind.
by FiveAlarmFreddy on May 7, 2015 | 2:59 PM
Rams Da rich get disgustingly richer
by ramdude on May 7, 2015 | 2:59 PM
Redskins Lawrence Tisch is already crying to Goodell. It’s not fair! Penalize them ’Boys. Loss of draft picks and a hit to their salary cap.
by Lorcan Bonda on May 7, 2015 | 3:00 PM
Redskins I wanna cry, seriously, I'm tearing up. They are gonna beat the living snot out of us and everyone else up front.
by Michimore Wizskins on May 7, 2015 | 3:00 PM
Redskins Have to say this was terrible news, Cowboys got some good players this year.
by Fred Douglass on May 7, 2015 | 3:01 PM
Rams Better than Seattle.
by ramdude on May 7, 2015 | 3:10 PM
Colts Maybe he just likes the Cowboys period.
by PV Mike on May 7, 2015 | 3:11 PM
Vikings I thought they had no money.
by davidknigge on May 7, 2015 | 3:19 PM
Redskins My Cowboys fan friend is spouting that they "actually got three 1st round picks" this year......kill me now.
by SkinsaneAsylum on May 7, 2015 | 3:24 PM
Bills If Dallas is already stocked at OL, does this mean they might cut one of their more expensive veterans that we could have a shot at?
by monk12 on May 7, 2015 | 3:26 PM
Giants I would have given up a 7th round pick just to make sure he didn't go to Dallas.
by graniterlm on May 7, 2015 | 3:35 PM
by PSU Dolphins on May 7, 2015 | 3:36 PM
Titans What the heck? They already have a sick oline, why do they need him?
by RealDommer on May 7, 2015 | 3:37 PM
Giants Too bad Dallas got him. Their front office has been unfortunately solid the past few years.
by Begiant on May 7, 2015 | 3:38 PM
Dolphins Dang. I thought we had him.
by Emilionaire on May 7, 2015 | 3:47 PM
Rams Heck of an addition to an already very talented line. Can't beat it if you're a Dallas fan.
by CashCon on May 7, 2015 | 4:03 PM
49ers Dang, how you gonna sack Romo now?
by In Baalke we trust on May 7, 2015 | 4:18 PM
by joel311 on May 7, 2015 | 4:20 PM
Giants This means we are going 0-16 this year
by Giantstep on May 7, 2015 | 4:23 PM
Giants Ugh
by BleedBlueNYG on May 7, 2015 | 5:40 PM
Eagles Lucky if we are 8-8
by Underdog133 on May 7, 2015 | 6:13 PM
Redskins I'm going out to finish mowing the grass. Might as well be miserable as long as I’m depressed.
by chambers716 on May 7, 2015 | 6:31 PM
Dolphins Oh well, it was always a long shot to get him anyways. Wasn’t another AFC East team, can live with it.
by Fondor_Yards on May 7, 2015 | 6:32 PM
Dolphins I hate Dallas so much right now.
by Nete88 on May 7, 2015 | 7:45 PM
Giants I really wish our fans wouldn't act like two year olds just because our rivals signed a player that we would have been delighted with signing.
by dubunkintheblot on May 7, 2015 | 7:53 PM
Dolphins Worst news of the year, if not all time. And I thought nothing would beat David Lynch not returning to Twin Peaks!
by ticklishfatman17 on May 8, 2015 | 7:57 PM
49ers The Cowboys look like Gods amongst men. With their O-line, at least.
by El Shorts on May 7, 2015 | 8:14 PM
Bills For a minute I started to think that God might have a new favorite team. Oh well.
by BadnewzBills on May 8, 2015 | 8:43 AM
Falcons That line is going to maul DLs.
by BEZERK0 on May 7, 2015 | 8:53 PM
Colts I got a notification on my phone, "La'el Collins signs with Co..." I was so excited, until the article loaded. Huge whiff on not drafting him in the 7th.
by CincyColtsFan on May 7, 2015 | 8:57 PM
Colts Aren't the strip joints better in Dallas as well?
by TechTitans on May 7, 2015 | 9:38 PM

If you are unfamiliar with these Trolling The Nation posts, here are some previous editions that you may want to check out:

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vs Eagles (Wildcard) vs Colts vs Rams vs Eagles vs. Redskins vs. Lions 2015: Randy Gregory
vs Eagles vs Giants vs Giants vs. Giants vs. Colts 2015: Byron Jones
vs Saints vs. Eagles vs. Eagles 2014: Zack Martin
vs. Rams vs. Seahawks 2012: Morris Claiborne
vs Giants vs. Saints 2011: DeMarco Murray
vs. Rams 2010: Dez Bryant

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