Recently signed Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain was absent from the first day of training camp workouts in Oxnard, CA, but head coach Jason Garrett said Thursday that the team expected him back on Saturday.
According to the team’s official website, Garrett had originally thought McClain would attend the first day of practice on Thursday. But McClain had to depart Wednesday night to prepare for his court date in Decatur, Alabama on Friday for an incident dating back to last year, when he was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
A year ago, McClain was retired.
But when Sean Lee went down for the season with a torn ACL on the first day of OTAs, the Cowboys went looking for linebacking help and McClain--who had signed with the Ravens prior to the 2013 season, only to abruptly retire--was ready to return.
Garrett said that, for the Cowboys, it was “worth taking a shot to resurrect his career.”
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