Cowboys’ Rolando McClain Suspended 10 Games; DeMarcus Lawrence Suspension Upheld

    It was literally almost a year ago, July 2nd, 2015, that you were getting ready for your July 4th festivities (Howdy, !) and got wind that Rolando McClain of the Dallas Cowboys would be suspended to begin the upcoming NFL season.

    363 days later… here we are, again.

    The super awesome (sarcasm) thing about this is that instead of being suspended for 4 games, Rolando McClain will be forced to sit out a double digit amount – 10. While we're on the subject of last year's , you might remember that McClain had to sit out along with the best pass rusher that the employed at the time – .

    The good news just keeps on coming.

    For the second year in a row the Dallas Cowboys will be without Rolando McClain (this time for 10 games as opposed to 4) and their primary pass rusher. There is a stark difference from last year, though. This time instead of it being just those two positions… Randy Gregory joined the party!

    The Dallas Cowboys will be without the services of all three for the first four games of 2016. Rolando McClain will miss the next six. How did we get to this point?

    So many internet soldiers like to beat up on the Cowboys and talk about how the team is full of certain types of personalities. This is why they say those things.

    You know me. I'm an eternal optimist. I wrote five different incarnations of plans that gave us hopes for the in 2015, but this is a terrible situation to be in for the Dallas Cowboys.

    I've been critical on here and in the world of about how drafting was a sign of arrogance from this . This is why. The Cowboys were trying to thread the needle on that and now are in a position where they willingly, and intentionally, sidestepped a player who can contribute this season (when so many of theirs can't significantly) in favor of one who might never!

    If the Cowboys have any hope this season players are going to have to rise to the occasion. Perhaps we'll see , who Staff Writer Sean Martin wrote about this week, take the reigns at middle for Rolando McClain.

    At this point it wouldn't take much to take away McClain's reigns. He doesn't want them. That's evident in his overall disposition and lack of commitment/discipline to his teammates, coaches, and fans. Take the reigns away, Cowboys. For the sake of all of us.

    How fed up are you with this kind of news? Let us know! Comment below, Email me at, or Tweet to me at @rjochoa!

    RJ Ochoa
    RJ Ochoa
    I like long walks on the beach, mystery novels, no just kidding those suck. The Dallas Cowboys were put on this earth for us all to love and appreciate. I do that 24/7/365. I also love chicken parmesan. Let's roll. @RJOchoa if you wanna shout!


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    Steve Saucedo

    The Cowboys Brass or whoever is making the decision to draft injury prone/injured players is clearly stupid. We need to draft players based on availability not just potential. We need to drop Rolando McLain so he can continue to smoke weed daily.

    Timothy mcgee

    Roland need to be cut.

    Bryson T

    NCIS fan, Timothy? 🙂

    Phil Williford

    I've been a Cowboys fan before we went 1-10. Cut McLain now, and set an example for those that don't want it. We have young studs out here with no job the wants it more then him. We still going to be alright!!!!