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Rolando McClain | Linebacker | #55

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 255
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (8) / OAK
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Cowboys re-signed MLB Rolando McClain to a one-year, $5 million contract.
McClain had a big bounce-back year with Dallas in 2014 before re-signing last March on a one-year deal. He was then suspended the first four games of the year before reentering the starting lineup in Week 5. McClain graded out well in pass coverage, but didn't make as much of an impact in other areas. Injury-prone and a knucklehead, McClain is still a solid piece in the middle. Mar 9 - 9:57 AM

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The Cowboys are interested in re-signing free agent MLB Rolando McClain.

"I think he's finding a niche here and hopefully we can figure something out," owner Jerry Jones said. The sides are expected to open talks at the Combine. McClain has 80-plus tackles the last two seasons, but has dealt with injuries/suspensions. The Cowboys also want to retain free agent CB Morris Claiborne.
Feb 26 - 7:18 PM

Cowboys MLB Rolando McClain (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 15.

McClain has had a poor season overall, but his loss is a blow to Dallas' run defense, which was already struggling. On paper, Chris Ivory will have a favorable matchup against the Cowboys on Saturday Night Football.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 01:25:00 PM

Cowboys MLB Rolando McClain is in the concussion protocol after suffering from concussion symptoms following the Week 14 loss to the Packers.

McClain underwent concussion testing on the sideline, but was cleared and allowed back into the game. He had a headache and other symptoms following the game, however, and was placed in the protocol. It is still unclear if McClain suffered a concussion. His status will be updated by Wednesday at the latest.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 08:51:00 PM

Cowboys MLB Rolando McClain (hand/foot, questionable) did not practice Friday.

McClain was dealing with just a hand issue earlier in the week and was able to practice in full Thursday. Not being able to practice on Friday with a new injury is not a great sign. With Sean Lee (concussion) already ruled out, the Cowboys could be very thin at linebacker against the Bucs. Doug Martin would get a boost if both players sit.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 03:07:00 PM

Cowboys activated MLB Rolando McClain (knee scope) from the active/PUP list.

McClain is suspended for Weeks 1-4, but will be ready to rock against the Patriots in Week 5. One of 2014's biggest surprises, McClain will be returning to a starting job.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 05:08:00 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said MLB Rolando McClain (knee) would be ready for Week 1 if he wasn't suspended four games.

Jones said the Cowboys aren't concerned about McClain missing the team's preseason slate. "We know what he can do," said Jones. "That has not been diminished in terms physically of what he’s able to do." McClain will be back for the team's Week 5 tilt against New England as long as he can avoid setbacks.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 11:01:00 AM

Cowboys MLB Rolando McClain (knee scope) remains without a timetable for a return.

With McClain suspended for the first four games of the season, the Cowboys aren't rushing his return. He should be back to full health sometime in the next month.
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 03:32:00 PM

Cowboys placed MLB Rolando McClain (knee scope) on the active/PUP list.

McClain participated in individual drills during minicamp, but still isn't full-go. Suspended for the first four games of the season, McClain will be eased along in camp.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 01:44:00 PM

The Cowboys have a "growing frustration level" with suspended MLB Rolando McClain.

"The patience and question of whether it's worth the trouble is not the same now that Sean Lee is back," the Ticket’s Bob Sturm said. "I would not assume he will be here all year at this point." The Cowboys reportedly feel let down by McClain’s suspension after taking a chance on him. McClain will miss the first four games of 2015 and could be held out through the Cowboys Week 6 bye. Jasper Brinkley is the favorite to replace McClain, with Lee remaining on the weak side.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 08:59:00 PM

NFL suspended Cowboys MLB Rolando McClain four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

McClain was originally believed to be facing a four-game fine, which would have meant three failed tests. A fourth failed test triggers a suspension. McClain simply can't stay out of his own way, though this is his first league-imposed suspension. It would likely be his second had he not "retired" in May 2013. McClain is coming off a renaissance year for the Cowboys, but is recovering from a knee scope in addition to his suspension. The end to his 2014-15 was marred by repeated head issues. McClain turns 26 in July. He's likely one strike away from being out of the NFL.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 02:48:00 PM

Cowboys MLB Rolando McClain (knee) participated in individual drills during minicamp.

An offseason knee scope forced McClain to miss OTAs, but his limited participation during minicamp suggests he will be ready to go when training camp opens next month. McClain had a career resurgence with the Cowboys last season, recording 87 tackles and two interceptions across 13 games.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 01:29:00 PM

Cowboys MLB Rolando McClain underwent an offseason knee scope and isn't participating in OTAs.

Per coach Jason Garrett, McClain is also taking care of some personal business away from OTAs. McClain drew little interest on the free-agent market before re-upping with the Cowboys on a one-year, $3 million pact. We assume he'll be fine for the start of training camp where he'll man the MIKE linebacker spot.
Wed, May 27, 2015 11:47:00 AM

Cowboys MLB Rolando McClain had his 2013 misdemeanor conviction of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct dismissed.

McClain appealed his conviction related to an incident in which he was accused of cursing at police officers while they were trying to clear a crowd away from a softball game. On Monday, prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss the charges. McClain re-signed a one-year, $3 million deal last month to be Dallas' middle linebacker again this season. His only competition is Jasper Brinkley.
Tue, May 5, 2015 10:25:00 AM

Cowboys re-signed MLB Rolando McClain to a one-year, $3 million contract.

Another $1 million is available through incentives. McClain, the former No. 8 overall pick and twice-retired 25-year-old, had a big season for the Cowboys in 2014. He graded out as PFF's No. 8 inside linebacker, showing well both against the run and in pass coverage. McClain will man the middle for Dallas this season, allowing Sean Lee to kick outside to the WILL spot.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 08:30:00 AM

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