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Cowboys DT Terrell McClain To Sign With Division Rival Redskins

RJ Ochoa

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NFL Free Agency officially begins at 3pm CT on Thursday, March 9th, but teams and players are free to negotiate deals already. We've seen many an NFL name connected to a new team and home, and now we're seeing that with one of our own. Former Cowboys Defensive Tackle Terrell McClain is expected to sign with the Washington Redskins.

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Redskins are signing DT Terrell McClain, per source. 4 yr deal north of $21M. They fill a big need in the trenches.

This news isn't particularly shocking for those that have been - and should be - following along here at Inside The Star. Terrell McClain is someone who latched on to the Cowboys in 2014, but grew more and more under Rod Marinelli before putting together an impressive 2016 campaign.

Last season McClain had career highs in sacks (2.5) and tackles (21). The 28-year old was looking for a new home and has seemingly found it in our nation's capital, despite the fact that the quarterback for that franchise is looking for a way out of there.

It never felt like the Cowboys were going to keep Terrell McClain. The whole sequence felt very similar to Jason Hatcher - who left the Cowboys after 2014, a crossover with McClain - and ultimately ended up identically. Both Terrell McClain and Jason Hatcher wore #97 for the Cowboys, had impressive seasons in their contract year, and defected towards the division rival Washington Redskins.

Also similar to Hatcher, many feel that McClain won't be a proper scheme fit in Washington as they run more of a 3-4 defense, but that's a problem for a team of a lower caliber to have to figure out now as they look to put together a team in the middle of so much dysfunction.

The Cowboys seem to have a precarious amount of depth along the interior of the defensive line. Last year's third-round selection Maliek Collins played well, last year's first Free Agent Cedric Thornton will hopefully come along, Tyrone Crawford may very well end up back inside, and next month's NFL Draft could bring with it some more toys for Rod Marinelli.

Tell us what you think about "Cowboys DT Terrell McClain To Sign With Division Rival Redskins" in the comments below. You can also email me at RJ.Ochoa@SlantSports.com, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!



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2 Comments
  • Travis Diggs

    Another one(DJ KHALED VOICE)!!! We losing players at a rapid pace like we won a super bowl or something I hope Jerry and Stephen got something up their sleeve because this is becoming depressing(not really) but serious we gotta make a move The draft can’t cure everything but side note: Is it me or does all the teams in our division especially the Redskins pick off our players in every free agency( from Jason hatchet now to McClain They even grabbed our o-line coach last year It’s becoming pathetic

  • Travis Diggs

    Another one(DJ KHALED VOICE)!!! Ronald Leary to the broncos Their preparing their oline for Romo with Familiar faces How sweet lol

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Report: QB Dak Prescott Signs Multi-Year Deal With Campbell’s Chunky Soup

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Jekyll or Hyde: Year 3 "Prove It" Season For Dak Prescott? 1

Being the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback comes with its challenges, but it certainly comes with its perks as well. One of those perks is the opportunity for endorsement deals, and income outside of his football salary.

Dak Prescott is embracing those perks now, reportedly signing a multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup through 2020. Prescott will continue to endorse Chunky MAXX, Campbell's protein soup line.

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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has re-signed a new multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup through 2020. This is the first QB multi-year deal for Chunky Soup since Donovan McNabb in 2001. He'll continue to promote Chunky MAXX, the protein-packed line of soups, this year, per Edelman

Campbell's Soup has had some legendary football related commercials throughout the years, none more memorable than those with former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and his mother.

In fact, Dak Prescott is the first NFL quarterback to sign a multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup since those McNabb commercials.

Hopefully, Dak Prescott can continue to "prove it" on the field and still be the Cowboys starting quarterback throughout this entire Campbell's deal.



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BREAKING: David Irving Suspended For 2nd Consecutive Year

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For the second consecutive year, Defensive Lineman David Irving is being suspended for four games by the NFL. This time, the suspension comes after Irving violated the NFL's policy on substance of abuses, as Ian Rapoport reported.

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Cowboys DL David Irving is being suspended 4 games for violating @NFL policy on substance of abuses, sources say. Another big-time D-linemen hit with a suspension for Dallas.

Irving will play for the Dallas Cowboys after the team placed a second-round tender on him earlier in the year. Why no team was interested in picking such a talented defensive tackle for a second round pick is becoming clearer and clearer as the time goes on.

In April, when David Irving got hacked by his former girlfriend one of the tweets that stood out the most was one which said "Wait until you all find about his failed drug tests." Now, we're seeing what the tweet was about.

Irving is a very talented player that could have a great career ahead of him. Of course, with this being the second consecutive year in which he receives a suspension to start the season, one could question how much he wants it.

The Cowboys will play the Panthers, Giants, Seahawks and Lions to start the season. They'll have to do it with one of their most promising defensive players in David Irving.

Here at Inside The Star, we'll keep you updated with this story and every Dallas Cowboys news.

Tell me what you think about "BREAKING: David Irving Suspended For 2nd Consecutive Year" in the comments below, or tweet me @PepoR99 and let’s talk football! If you like football and are looking for a Dallas Cowboys show in Spanish, don’t miss my weekly Facebook Live! show, Primero Cowboys!



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Jason Witten’s Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers

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Cowboys 2016 Draft Class: Who Will Be The Stand Out In 2017?
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When Dallas Cowboys legend Jason Witten retired from the NFL last month, he left behind an unproven group of tight ends for the Cowboys to field as Witten moves on to the Monday Night Football broadcast booth. This is not a TE group short of potential, although that's nothing new for the laundry list of players that have failed at the position behind the Hall of Fame bound Witten.

Headlining this group of potential heirs to Witten has to be 2016 draft pick Rico Gathers. Not yet given the same opportunities that Geoff Swaim and Blake Jarwin are receiving through the Cowboys ongoing mini camp, Gathers has been criticized for his commitment to his team.

Looking to make the transition from the basketball court at Baylor to the football field, Gathers' journey began at Witten's soon-to-be home forever. Playing his first organized football game since middle school, Gathers and Witten were teammates in the Hall of Fame game at Canton, Ohio in 2017.

A game rarely leaving fans with a lasting memories, Gathers immediately flashed potential in the passing game, hauling in three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. Gathers would go on to spend the season on IR after a concussion suffered in practice, recovering from it in time to return but never seeing the field.

This leaves Gathers' prospects of putting it all together in year three at a difficult crossroads. It will be hard to question Gathers' commitment moving forward, as the message from his former teammate Jason Witten still lives with him.

Jason Witten's Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers

If Witten truly sees a "bright future" for Rico Gathers, who Head Coach Jason Garrett says needs work in the running game, there is no reason the Cowboys can't find a role for him this season. With an entirely unproven group of wide receivers, Gathers could be the reliable mismatch for Dak Prescott to target in the middle of the field.

Prescott was the ninth worst quarterback in the league last season in red zone completion percentage, surely something the 6'6" TE Gathers could help improve.

Gathers may be a long way off from becoming Prescott's version of Witten to Tony Romo, but there is still hope for the 2016 draft pick, according to now football analyst Jason Witten.

Tell us what you think about "Jason Witten’s Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!



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