The Dallas Cowboys jsut received two pieces of bad news for the 2016 season. Their defense is going to have even more obstacles than initially anticpated.
Cowboys just learned that Rolando McClain has been given a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) June 30, 2016
If you are you haven't been paying much attention. The extremely-talented yet much-maligned middle linebacker now faces his second suspension under the substance abuse policy. The length of ten games is a telltale sign that his problems have indeed been related to marijuana.
At this point it feels like its worth taking the $750,000 dead money hit to rid the team of McClain's constant issues, and accept the $1.2 million cap savings they can get by releasing him.
There are greater things at stake, after all.
This feels like an opportunity to send a subliminal message to #94.... You let 55 ride this out, that's the WRONG message— Joey Ickes (@JoeyIckes) June 30, 2016
This is the perfect opportunity for the Cowboys to send a message to Randy Gregory.
If the McClain news wasn't bad enough, the Cowboys also learned a second bit of somber news Thursday.
On top of that, DeMarcus Lawrence's 4-game suspension has been upheld by the league. No reduction.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) June 30, 2016
Whew... It's flooded a lot in Texas this year, and you know what they say, "When it rains it pours."