More

    Rolando McClain Gone Fishin’: Leaves Team, Career Hanging

    and the have been known to bring in players with “red flags”, and sometimes turn them into exceptional stories that end up playing at a very high level with on their helmet. Others, of course, have not worked out – and these are the players that the national media and opposing fans remember when talks of the “dysfunctional Cowboys” rear their ugly heads once again leading up to a new season.

    The Cowboys most recent examples in and have seemingly helped Dallas turn a page under though, as they are focusing on the guys they currently have in , California, for – and the ones that are all in when it comes to bringing this team back to the top of the league in 2016.

    While Gregory could still work himself into this conversation down the line (currently at a rehab center for the drug related issues that have hampered him ever since entering the NFL Draft after his time collegiality at Nebraska), Rolando McClain seems all but impossibly far from a Cowboys – or NFL – return.

    How did we get to this point?

    McClain, after proving himself as a more-than-capable starter in 2014, declined a bit last season – but was brought back on a one year deal to once again man the middle of the field for the Dallas .

    The Cowboys felt so confident in a third year under the time-bomb that was McClain that they did not feel the need to address the middle position for the upcoming season outside of having him, , and some other linebackers that they employ. was drafted in the , but you well know by now that his plan will be to return to the field in 2017, if at all.

    The Cowboys 2016 plan at the middle linebacker position could be written in 2 words: Rolando McClain.

    McClain failed to to the Cowboys optional off season workouts in the early summer, which eventually led into the pre-training camp mini camp – which is mandatory.

    Rolando reported to these workouts, although he didn't do much on the field, only to disappear into the summer heat once more before training camp to the same disastrous results.

    Before the Dallas Cowboys flew out to Oxnard, they learned that McClain would start 2016 with a ten game . Their starting MIKE linebacker turned overweight distraction gave the team a slight relief by not even boarding the plane to the California practice fields.

    This allowed the Cowboys to begin camp practices without the distraction of dealing with McClain, who would have no real role at all with the team. Of course, he is still out there doing his thing, and his name will continue to be tied to the Cowboys until he is officially off the roster.

    Today, the name Rolando McClain once again became associated with negativity and concern from people close to him, as the so -called “football player” is now reportedly dealing with an addiction to cough syrup – which has done him no favors in keeping his body close to ready for a timely return to the game.

    Rolando has gained up to 40 pounds, drawing him much closer to the National Fishing League than the National Football League.

    As the Cowboys 2016 training camp moves on, with the focus remaining on the hard-working players that could lead this team back to their 2014 form, Rolando McClain has found yet another way to damage that team message from miles away.

    Let's hope that this is the last we hear from McClain, as we'll play him out with a fitting tune, and turn our attention to the likes of Anthony Hitchens and , who figure to get continued work at middle linebacker:

    WARNING: Explicit Lyrics

    spot_imgspot_imgspot_img
    Sean Martin
    Sean Martinhttp://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/
    Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

    Latest

    Week 14 Preview: Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys

    The Dallas Cowboys welcome the Houston Texans to town...

    Perfectly Flawed – Cowboys continue dominance heading into the playoffs

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Indianapolis Colts tried...

    The Cowboys can win it all IF they can overcome inconsistency

    The Dallas Cowboys improved to 9-3 after last night's...

    Anthony Brown out for the year with a torn Achilles

    Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown is out for the...

    Newsletter

    Daily Cowboys News in Your Inbox
    Name:*
    Your email address:*
    Please enter all required fields Click to hide
    Correct invalid entries Click to hide

    Trending Now

    The Star: Getting Inside the Dallas Cowboys New Home

    The Dallas Cowboys star logo is one of the...

    Cowboys Reveal New Uniforms for Week 17 vs Titans

    Another uniform emerges for the Dallas Cowboys to wear...

    Cowboys Nostalgia: Before Jerry Jones

    25 years ago Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys...

    Why are the Dallas Cowboys Considered “America’s Team?”

    The Dallas Cowboys are one National Football League team...

    Diggs Island – Trevon Diggs is entering elite status

    It’s hard to find a cornerback that is under...

    Fantasy Outlook: It’s Hard to Trust any Cowboys Player Next Season

    I am already looking forward to my fantasy football...

    Reasons why the Cowboys have the best defense

    Out of all the 32 NFL teams, it's always...

    Will Jalen Tolbert suit up again this season?

    The third-round pick out of South Alabama has been...

    The history of Micah Parsons

    Time to get to know another Cowboy a little bit better. Linebacker Micah Parsons is up for a detailed look at his entire football...

    Cowboys football: Midseason grades for every postion group

    As we stand at the half-point of this year's NFL season, the Dallas Cowboys sit nice and pretty at 6-2. Personally, I never envisioned...

    Where Was Micah Parsons in the Giants Game?

    Yes, Linebacker Micah Parsons did play against the New York Giants, yet his stats were very limited to his previous games. What went different...