Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain, known in the NFL for his enormous talent as well as for his penchant for absences, has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 NFL regular season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
Sources tell 105.3 The Fan that Dez Bryant and the Cowboys are closing in on a deal, as the two sides are discussing an announcement following the July 4 weekend.
The Mavs have set their meetings with two big fish. So their own big fish — center Tyson Chandler — will have to wait.
The Mavs have always planned to approach the July 1 free-agent shopping season featuring dual targets LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan with barrels blazing. But as I reported in Friday, they’ve now arranged for a second barrel.
The All-Pro, involved in contract talks with Dallas, visited with Tony Romo and played catch on the sideline with staffers during Thursday’s workout.
Brandon Carr has been assured he’ll be working for the 2015 Cowboys. But that doesn’t mean team owner Jerry Jones has given up working on ways to lessen the cornerback’s 2015 salary-cap impact.
He’ll now likely be limited for the start of training camp in Oxnard, a reminder of the wisdom of Dallas having built depth in its O-line.
Dez Bryant doesn’t have many cards to play in this effort to bust from the $12.832 million franchise tag he is presently locked into.
Sources tell 105.3 The Fan that middle linebacker Rolando McClain is at Valley Ranch this morning as the Cowboys begin their mandatory minicamp.
Two decades ago, Troy Aikman and his Cowboys teammates needed a place near Valley Ranch to grab a meal. Aikman has parlayed that into a fortune.
Dez Bryant tells 105.3 The Fan’s Mike Fisher in a one-on-one visit that his contemplation of boycotting the Cowboys’ season-opening game is “Legit. It’s not bogus.’’
The Cowboys completed the signing of their 2015 rookie draft class by agreeing to a deal on Thursday with first-round defensive back Byron Jones.