Rolando McClain LB DAL 2 days ago

McClain (knee) has been suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, Mike Garofalo of Fox Sports 1 reports.

The middle linebacker seemed to get his career back on track last season with the Cowboys, but McClain will now have to sit until Week 5 before returning to the lineup. Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens are the most likely candidates to fill in for McClain while he's out, who at least will get extra time to recover from his arthroscopic knee surgery before he does get on the field.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 3 weeks ago

McClain (knee) didn't practice Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last month, McClain's rehabilitation has taken place in Alabama, for the most part. As a result, he missed the entirety of OTAs but was able to partake in the walkthrough portion in Tuesday's drills. The Cowboys hope that McClain will be a full participant once training camp begins on July 28, as he aims to build upon an 81-tackle initial season with the Cowboys in 2014.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 1 month ago1 Comment

McClain recently underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, ESPN.com reports.

As a result, McClain is not participating in the Cowboys' current OTAs and he could be held out until training camp. That said, McClain underwent the procedure with an eye toward being 100 percent when the regular season begins and remains on track to start at middle linebacker for Dallas this coming season. In 13 games last year, McClain recorded 81 tackles for the Cowboys.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 3 months ago

McClain re-signed with the Cowboys on Wednesday on a one-year, $3 million contract, Drew Davidson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

McClain was able to resurrect his career while joining the Cowboys for training camp last season, ultimately winning the starting middle linebacker job and finishing second on the team in tackles (108) over his 13 games. The Cowboys had prepared for McClain's potential departure by inking veterans Jasper Brinkley and Keith Rivers to deals, but they're slated to serve as depth in the linebacking corps with McClain being retained. McClain was limited by knee and groin injuries in addition to a concussion last season, but should be fully healthy heading into the 2015 campaign.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 4 months ago3 Comments

McClain will be facing a four-game suspension in 2015 after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, the Dallas Morning News reports.He seemed to be headed to a decent payday as a free agent this offseason following a solid comeback campaign with the Cowboys, but McClain's future in the league is now once again up in the air.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 6 months ago

McClain was forced out of Sunday's playoff game with a head injury, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

After having suffered a concussion last week, it seems unlikely that McClain will re-enter Sunday's game. Prior to his exit, McClain had recorded one tackle.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 6 months ago

McClain (knee/concussion) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, David Helman of dallascowboys.com reports.

Meanwhile, fellow linebackers Keith Smith and James Anderson are inactive Sunday, which Helman suggests is a sign that the Cowboys feel good about the prospects of McClain and Anthony Hitchens, who were both listed as questionable in advance of Sunday's contest.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 6 months ago

McClain (knee/concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

McClain returned to practice Friday after being cleared to do so under the NFL's concussion protocol, so it looks like the middle linebacker -- who was forced out of last weekend's win over the Lions after recording five tackles -- has a solid chance to suit up for Sunday's 1:05 ET kickoff.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 6 months ago

McClain has been cleared from his concussion, and he is participating in Friday's practice, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

As expected, McClain is back at practice Friday, after suffering a concussion during Sunday's win over the Lions. He thus seems likely to get the start at inside linebacker in Sunday's game against the Packers, though his presence can't yet be taken as a given.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 6 months ago

McClain (concussion) appears unlikely to return to practice until Friday, NFL Network's Desmond Purnell reports.

McClain was forced out of this past Sunday's wild card win over the Lions early in the second quarter with a concussion. More on the status of the Cowboys' starting middle linebacker as the week continues, but for the time being, his availability for this weekend's contest against the Packers is uncertain.