— SportsTrust Advisors (@_SportsTrust) March 9, 2016
This is a gigantic move for the Cowboys in a lot of ways.
Obviously we get to keep Rolando at the middle linebacker spot, which allows Sean Lee to remain at the weakside spot, but now we have a little insight as to where the team might be leaning come the NFL Draft.
The #Cowboys deal for LB Rolando McClain is for 1 year worth $5M, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2016
Rolando signed a one-year deal just a year ago, so this whole process feels like deja vu for all parties involved. McClain missed the first four games of last season due to a suspension, but it seems like he's finally turning things around and focusing on football.
This has become quite the turnaround story for McClain who has resurrected his career in Dallas after short stints in Oakland and Baltimore. The former first-round pick out of Alabama has a supreme amount of talent, it just took a team like the Cowboys to show some proper faith in him for it to all work together the way that it has.
In other news the Cowboys are bringing in former Rams pass rusher Chris Long for a visit. Now that they've shored up Rolando the focus on the defensive side of the ball is clearly getting after the quarterback, and Long might just be able to help with that.
Former Rams DE Chris Long, who visited Washington this week, scheduled to visit the Cowboys, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016
You can stay up to date with all the big Free Agency moves with Inside The Star's Current List Of Free Agent Signings, which we'll be updating as they happen.
For now sit back and celebrate Rolando McClain wearing the Star for another season!