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Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett may not see eye-to-eye on Rolando McClain

Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett

Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett


Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has skipped the offseason program, which he has the right to do because it’s voluntary. But just because McClain has the right to skip it doesn’t mean the team has to be OK with it. So are the Cowboys OK with it?

Jerry Jones is. Jones said last week that the Cowboys are cutting McClain some slack because he has kids in Alabama and wants to spend time with them during the offseason. But according to Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News, coach Jason Garrett doesn’t feel the same way.

“I hear those comments and it just shows me the difference between Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett. Because Jason Garrett is not wanting to cut anyone some slack right now, especially not Rolando McClain,” Machota said. “I can tell how fed up he is with Rolando not being here. It just goes against his whole philosophy.”

McClain doesn’t appear to be in any danger of getting cut, as Jones makes the final call on the roster and Jones is OK with McClain. But the Cowboys’ decision to draft linebacker Jaylon Smith in the second round this year strongly suggests that Smith will be taking McClain’s place a year from now. This is probably the last Cowboys offseason program that McClain will skip.