Charean Williams of the Star- Telegram reports that LB Rolando McClain‘s future with the Cowboys is still in question after he received a 10-game suspension a few weeks ago for for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
According to Williams, many within the Cowboys’ organization would prefer for the team to just cut ties with McClain and move on, but financial implications have reportedly prevented them from doing so at this point in time.
The issues with McClain go beyond his recent suspension, considering that many were not pleased his decision to not show up for voluntary workouts.
One thing helping McClain is the fact that his biggest supporter just happens to be owner Jerry Jones. Williams points out that Jones was able to talk McClain out of retirement back in 2014 and he would go on to start 23 games for the team the past two seasons.
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.