Rolando McClain LB DAL 2 months ago

McClain re-signed with Dallas on a one-year, $5 million contract Wednesday, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He played just 11 games last year due to suspension and a concussion, but still recorded 80 tackles, two sacks and an INT return for a touchdown. McClain has yet to play a full 16-game schedule in his career, but the Cowboys will still pencil him in as their starting middle linebacker in 2016.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 5 months ago

McClain (concussion) is active Sunday against the Bills.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McClain had collected double-digit tackle totals in three straight games prior to missing Week 15's contest due to a concussion. He was a full participant in practice all week, however, so look for the veteran to resume a regular role Sunday, with plenty of opportunities to rack up tackles.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 5 months ago

McClain (concussion) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Jets, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McClain did not participate in practice all week so the decision to hold him out on Sunday shouldn't come as a huge surprise. He will leave a sizable hole in the Dallas defense as he has had double-digit tackle performances each of the past three weeks. Look for Anthony Hitchens and Andrew Gachkar to see an increased role with McClain on the sidelines.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 5 months ago

McClain (concussion) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, the Cowboys' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McClain has been a tackling machine the last three games, notching double-digits on each occasion en route to 33 tackles (17 solo) during that stretch. In the last outing Sunday at Green Bay, he was accidentally kicked in the helmet, forcing his placement in the concussion protocol. It's evident that he remains there with back-to-back no-shows at practice, though he could stem the tide with a showing in some fashion Friday.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 5 months ago

McClain is undergoing the concussion protocol, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McClain was accidentally kicked in the head by a teammate during Sunday's loss to the Packers. He still finished with double-digit tackles for a third straight week, taking advantage of his every-down role. If McClain isn't ready for Week 15, Anthony Hitchens and Andrew Gachkar will be the leading candidates to join the starting lineup.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 6 months ago

McClain recorded 10 tackles in Monday's win over Washington.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a disappointing start to his season after serving a four-game suspension, McClain has found his IDP groove, racking up 33 tackles over the last four games along with a pick-six. If the Cowboys are going to make any kind of miraculous push for the NFC east crown, McClain will need to continue that kind of pace over the final four games, starting next week in Green Bay.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 6 months ago

McClain (hand) is active Sunday against the Buccaneers, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning news reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McClain put in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday before missing Friday's practice. He's averaged 51 snaps over the last three games and will help to slow down Doug Martin and the Buccaneers rushing attack.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 6 months ago

McClain (hand is questionable for Sunday's game, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There's a void in the Cowboys' linebacking core after Sean Lee was ruled out of this weekend's game with a concussion, meaning McClain could be in line for additional tackles if he's able to make it on the field. Anthony Hitchens, Lee's current backup, is also questionable for Sunday's game due to an ankle injury, so IDP owners looking to use either linebacker should check back in closer to kickoff for confirmation regarding both of their statuses.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 7 months ago

McClain recorded eight tackles including a sack in his season debut Sunday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He made a quick impression after serving his four-game suspension, and McClain should be a consistent IDP asset for the remainder of the season coming out of next week's bye.

Rolando McClain LB DAL 8 months ago

McClain was officially re-instated to the Cowboys roster Monday after serving his four-game suspension.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Linebacker Keith Smith got waived to make room for him on the 53-man roster. Assuming McClain has fully recovered from the knee injury that limited him in training camp, he should immediately slot into the middle linebacker spot for a Dallas defense that could be missing Sean Lee (concussion) against the Patriots in Week 5.