Rolando McClain Suspension Is Worst-Case Scenario for Win-Now Cowboys

June 30, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In the dictionary of Big D, you won't find the word "rebuild." The Dallas Cowboys just don't do that. Last year's 4-12 season notwithstanding, the Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones want to win now. They expect to win now.
However, the odds of that happening in 2016 suffered a big blow Thursday. Because apparently you won't find the word "discipline" in that dictionary, either.
For the third time this offseason, the Cowboys received news that a starter on defense will be beginning 2016 on a league-mandated suspension. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, this time it's starting middle linebacker Rolando McClain—and the suspension is a whopping 10 games:
It's deja vu for the 26-year-old, who opened 2015 with a similar (albeit shorter) suspension before racking up 80 tackles for the Cowboys in 11 games. Pro Football Focus graded the sixth-year veteran 13th among inside linebackers for the season.
That ranking aside, the loss of McClain—in a vacuum—isn't necessa...

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