He intercepted a pass off Dak Prescott while both players were in the Southeastern Conference and on Sunday, ex-Alabama safety Landon Collins spoiled the NFL debut for Dallas’ quarterback.
Collins, a second-round pick in 2015, finished with six total tackles and a pass breakup.
All of his stops were unassisted, and he strong in run support—limiting the Cowboys to 101 yards rushing. He’s coming off a solid rookie campaign, and one that witnessed him record 112 total tackles, a forced fumble and an interception. Collins was named to Pro Football Writers All-Rookie Team a year ago. Prior to the NFL, he served at safety for Alabama from 2012-14.
Collins accounted for 184 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions, 13 pass breakups, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles in three seasons. He was named a unanimous All-American and first-team All-SEC selection in 2014, while winning two Southeastern Conference championships (2012, 2014)and a BCS national championship in the 2012 season.