CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Cowboys

McClain On ‘Great Opportunity’ With Cowboys

View Comments
(Courtesy: Getty Images)

(Courtesy: Getty Images)

1268572 Mike Fisher
 Mike Fisher is an award-winning newspaper journalist, the author of...
Read More
Cowboys Central
Buy Cowboys Tickets
Sun Sep.21
  Away vs St Louis Rams
findticketsbtn McClain On Great Opportunity With Cowboys
Sun Sep.28
    Home vs New Orleans Saints
findticketsbtn McClain On Great Opportunity With Cowboys
Sun Oct.5
    Home vs Houston Texans
findticketsbtn McClain On Great Opportunity With Cowboys
Sun Oct.12
    Away vs Seattle Seahawks
findticketsbtn McClain On Great Opportunity With Cowboys
Shop for Cowboys Gear NFL Scoreboard
NFL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

167944374 10 McClain On Great Opportunity With CowboysCelebrity Mug Shots

181572784 8 McClain On Great Opportunity With CowboysFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

456131094 10 McClain On Great Opportunity With CowboysPHOTOS: George Clooney’s Wedding Weekend

 alt=Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI...Again

cowb thumb McClain On Great Opportunity With CowboysCowboys Cheerleaders

OXNARD (CBSDFW.COM) - Rolando McClain’s path back to the NFL has in recent days taken him through a courtroom in Alabama,

a walk through in Oxnard and a phone call from Turkey courtesy of a vacationing Jerry Jones.

“He called me from Turkey and I figured that had to be an expensive phone call,” said McClain on Saturday morning after his initial workout with his new club.

“It was pretty serious with me from that point.”

McClain has a brilliant football pedigree (he was an All-America for the 2009 Alabama national champs and the Raiders’ first-round pick that next spring) but some troubled times during his professional career.

McClain was in his hometown of Decatur, Ala. on Thursday to attend a court date and was found guilty of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct from an incident that occurred in April 2013.

He is appealing his 18-day jail sentence. He’s also retired twice in his brief NFL career.

“I had to get a foundation, a structure of what I wanted to do as a father,” said McClain, who has two young sons. “That was the most important thing, the family structure.”

The Cowboys – who sent a 2015 seventh-round draft pick in exchange for a 2015 sixth-round choice for Baltimore for his rights in conjunction with Jones’ invitation to him to un-retire -

are impressed with the physical condition of McClain, 25, though the 6-4, 260-pounder hasn’t played in a game since 2012.

With Sean Lee out for the year, Dallas can give him the chance to live up to what he calls his “God-given gifts” as a candidate to start at middle linebacker.

“When you’re away from the game, you realize how much you miss it,” McClain said. “It’s a great opportunity.

You don’t get this many chances in the NFL. I’m going to try to make this team and be the best I can be.”

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

 

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments