The Dallas Cowboys got some bad news Friday when owner Jerry Jones revealed that star linebacker Rolando McClain is likely out Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.
McClain was hurt in the second half of last week’s game against the Tennessee Titans, suffering a groin pul. While he was able to finish the game, the linebacker was unable to practice this week.
Though his status for the Dallas Cowboys had yet to be determined, Jones revealed that Rolando McClain is more than likely out.
“You’ll miss him,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Friday morning on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “I think you could expect him probably not to play, but he won’t tell you that. We’re not for sure when he had this injury. He might have had it early in the game. You listen to him, he wants to play and thinks he might play. But we have him as doubtful, of course.”
McClain was a surprise this season for the Dallas Cowboys. He had been arrested three times and retired twice since being drafted in the top 10 in 2010, but Dallas took a chance on him this offseason. The Cowboys traded a seventh round draft pick to acquire him from the Baltimore Ravens and he was impressive in training camp, earning a starting spot.
Through two games, Rolando McClain has 15 combined tackles, a sack and an interception.
While they may be losing one playmaker on defense, the Dallas Cowboys could be gaining another. Cornerback Orlando Scandrick is eligible to return from his drug suspension after the NFL ushered in new revised rules.
On Wednesday, coach Jason Garrett said he was happy that Orlando Scandrick was reinstated, but wasn’t sure if the cornerback would be playing again this weekend.
“We’re going to see how he does in practice today,” Garrett said. “We believe in competitive situations. We don’t have any doctrines about if a guy’s a starter when he gets hurt, does he come back as starter? We look at the guys, see who can help and what role they can help us in. He’s certainly been a good player for us. The other guys have played well in his absence. Excited to have him back.”
The Dallas Cowboys have not made an official determination on Rolando McClain.
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