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Cowboys LB Rolando McClain Suspended Another Year, Doubts He’ll Ever Play Again

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Cowboys LB Rolando McClain is being suspended for another year on top of the 10-game suspension he just served.

According to Schefter, McClain missed another drug test and there are now doubts whether he will ever play in the NFL again.

Sources have told Schefter that McClain is likely to appeal the suspension with the league.

The Cowboys planned to keep McCalin on the reserve/did not report list after his suspension has ended on Monday.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones mentioned Thursday that McClain won’t be back with the team once he has finished serving his suspension next Monday. Although, Jones didn’t rule out a possible return for McClain to their roster at a later point in time

He’s in shape. Rolando is really somebody who helped us when he was here, but I really don’t want to get into when or if he might be joining us,” Jones said, per Brandon George. “I’ve communicated with him several times in the offseason and talked to him on the phone. Yes, he does want to play, but there is more detail that I’m not going to get into right now.”

McClain’s 10-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy is over on Monday. McClain never reported to the team’s training camp this summer and hasn’t been working out at the team’s facility during his suspension.

McClain, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Raiders back in 2010. He spent three years in Oakland before taking a year off and later signing with the Ravens.

Baltimore traded McClain to the Cowboys in 2014, and Dallas elected to bring him back on a one-year, $5 million contract back in March.

In 2015, McClain recorded 80 tackles, two sacks, an interception returned for a touchdown, and three pass defense.

We’ll have more regarding McClain as the news is available.