Cowboys sign Tyler Clutts, release Jed Collins

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys welcomed back fullback Tyler Clutts with a one-year deal on Monday and cut Jed Collins, who was signed in March to be Clutts’ replacement.

Clutts joined the Cowboys late in 2013 and played in every game last season, helping DeMarco Murray to an NFL-high 1,845 yards. He caught two passes on the season, including the first touchdown of his career on a 1-yarder in the divisional round loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Clutts, 31, has also played for the Chicago Bears, Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins. He is a reliable blocker and special teams player.

Collins joined the Cowboys as a free agent in March after a one-year run with the Detroit Lions. He had his best seasons with the New Orleans Saints from 2011-13.

He received a $65,000 signing bonus with the Cowboys as part of a minimum-salary benefit deal that would have counted $650,000 against the salary cap.