Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] that he’s been impressed with linebacker Rolando McClain.
“We’ve decided to let him get back into playing shape by, of all things, playing football,” Jones said, “rather than be out there with our injured players, doing a lot of exercise, a lot of running, a lot of strength and conditioning. We put him right in, almost from Day 1. We think that’s good.
“Now, he hasn’t played football in a year and a half, so those legs, ankles and other areas just take some acclimation. That’s what you’re seeing. We’re trying to, under the real supervision of our trainers, we’re trying to ease him into this thing. He’s actually had some days were he had leg cramps, so he’s had to work back in. But he’s really impressive. He’s a different cat out there.
“He’s got the right attitude. I hope his improvement progresses so that we can get him into some games, possibly by the last two we might see him on the field against a couple of these teams.”
The hope of course is that McClain can somehow replace Sean Lee who’s already done for the season with a torn ACL.