Rolando McClain to serve another suspension

Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain can rejoin the team on November 21... if they'll have him. Photo Courtesy: YouTube.com
Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain can rejoin the team on November 21… if they’ll have him. Photo Courtesy: YouTube.com

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By Alex Al-Kazzaz

The NFL has suspended Linebacker Rolando McClain for ten games in 2016 due to a violation of the NFL substance abuse policy.

This is not the first time that McClain has served a suspension for this offense. Last year, he served a suspension of four games for the same reason.

Last season, he registered 97 tackles, two sacks, and one interception, which was enough for the Cowboys to re-sign him for at least one more year.

But now, it looks it doesn’t even matter because it looks as though he hasn’t learned his lesson. With McClain being suspended, this is another blow to the Cowboys defense. They’re already without DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory who are both suspended for the first four games of 2016.

Defensive Coordinator Rod Marinelli must not be happy at all. Now with three of his key players suspended, the stress level must be increasing for him. I can’t imagine how disappointed Head Coach Jason Garrett is right now. I can’t blame him for being angry.

Personally, I am not sure what the Cowboys should do or what they can do to settle the issue. Perhaps they can pick a free agent. But who’s available that’s very good? Well, regardless, the Cowboys may have no choice at this point but to sign someone that’s sitting at home. We all know the old saying, don’t we? Desperate times call for desperate measures.

I honestly thought thought that McClain was fully committed to playing football. But since he hasn’t learned his lesson, I question that call. He knew he would be tested, but he decided to risk it anyway? That’s wasn’t a smart move on McClain’s part.