For reasons that are clear to anyone who has watched the Dallas Cowboys, the team wants to lock up linebacker Rolando McClain with a long-term deal, owner and general manager Jerry Jones said in a radio appearance on Monday.
“We want to keep good football players that do the right things on and off the field. Everything we’ve seen from Rolando so far is he’s one of those guys,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan, via the team’s official website. “I certainly see a situation where we’re going to be trying to sign him to a longterm contract and keep him here with the Dallas Cowboys.”
The Cowboys traded a sixth round pick to the Ravens in exchange for McClain this offseason after Sean Lee went down with a torn ACL. Through four games this season, McClain has 23 tackles, a sack and an interception.
It has Jones thinking about the possibility a future linebacking corps featuring both McClain and Lee.
“He’d be a great compliment in there with Sean Lee in terms of how Sean plays the game,” Jones said. “It may be a situation where if he were a Mike and Sean moved over and played some Will for us, it may help Sean in terms of the wear and tear on his body. There’s a lot of thoughts there.”
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