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Cowboys’ coaches reportedly furious Rolando McClain skipped OTAs

Rolando McClain


Once again, there’s word out of Dallas that the Cowboys’ coaching staff is not seeing eye-to-eye with owner and G.M. Jerry Jones over troubled linebacker Rolando McClain.

This time, it comes from a column in the Dallas Morning News that describes the Cowboys’ coaches as “infuriated” by McClain’s absence.

The column incorrectly states that McClain’s absence was from minicamp, which is mandatory; it was actually from Organized Team Activities, which are voluntary. But this is not the first time we’ve seen a report that the Cowboys’ coaches didn’t appreciate McClain’s absence, but Jones was allowing it.

Last month, after Jones said the Cowboys were willing to cut McClain some slack for missing OTAs, another report says Garrett didn’t agree with that approach.

The NFL has announced that McClain is suspended for the first 10 games of the season, which makes it extra odd that Jones would tolerate him. If the coaches are furious at a player who’s only going to be available for, at most, six games, shouldn’t the owner and G.M. cut his losses and get rid of that player?

Jones apparently doesn’t think so. And Jones has final say over the Cowboys’ roster.