Fullback Jed Collins was scheduled to arrive in town late Wednesday for a visit to Valley Ranch. He is the first player the Cowboys have hosted during free agency.
The Cowboys are hunting for a replacement for Tyler Clutts, who is a free agent.
Collins became a free agent Tuesday after playing out a one-year, $710,000 deal he signed with the Lions last off-season. He had eight carries for 19 yards and caught five passes for 39 yards and a touchdown, while the Lions ranked 28th in rushing.
He played 449 plays, including 246 on offense. That was 22.5 percent of the Lions’ total offensive plays. Clutts played 230 plays for the Cowboys, including 161 on offense. That was 15.2 percent of the Cowboys’ offensive plays.
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Collins, 29, played three seasons with the Saints. He has played in 63 of a possible 64 games over his four pro seasons.