Rumor: Cowboys Talking Reunion with Justin Durant

    Earlier this morning, a was shared involving the and one of their former employees:

    McClain's will be 10 games as it's a repeat violation of the NFL's substance policy. While Dallas currently has several young prospects and couple of veterans in and , they don't have anyone outside of with longtime starting experience.

    Justin Durant, who was released after one year with the , is not only a longtime starter in the NFL but spent two years with the Cowboys from 2013-2014. He has played in this specific under . He has the versatility to play either the middle or strongside linebacker spots, depending on where the other plays are best suited.

    The downside with Durant is age and health. He turns 31 this September and has missed 19 games over the last three years. Still, he was productive when available for the Falcons; 85 tackles, three pass deflections, and one forced fumble in 13 games. He started all but one of those contests.

    If he returns to Dallas, Durant would join Gachkar, Wilber, , , and as contenders for the other two starting middle and strongside linebacker jobs. There is no clear indication at this time which players are the front-runners for those positions.

    Would this mean the end for Rolando McClain?

    Hard to say, but it's not unreasonable. McClain has been a career problem child and this time has really burned the Cowboys. Talented though he is, McClain missing 10 games doesn't give him much value toward the .  The team may feel he's more valuable now as a lesson to the rest of the roster about the ultimate price of personal conduct issues.

    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!


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