Originally created 08/25/04

Cowboys trade OT Collins to Carolina



IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys traded offensive tackle Javiar Collins to Carolina on Tuesday for a conditional 2005 draft choice.

Collins was signed by the Cowboys as a free agent defensive tackle from Northwestern in 2001. He was moved to the offensive line midway through his rookie season.

In three seasons with the Cowboys, Collins played in 11 games - nine at right tackle in 2002, including the game in which Emmitt Smith became the NFL's career rushing leader. He played just twice last season, primarily on special teams.