Garrett not sure when Cowboys LB McClain will return
OXNARD, Calif. – Jason Garrett didn’t reveal much about when Rolando McClain will return to training camp.
The Dallas Cowboys coach said Thursday that McClain would be back this weekend. On Friday, Garrett said he was "not that informed" on the current situation.
McClain, who the Cowboys traded for earlier this month, was convicted Friday of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his Alabama hometown. The judge imposed an 18-day jail sentence that McClain is appealing.
"We got our arms around Rolando’s situation, talking to a lot of people we know and trust," Garrett said when asked about trading for the former first-round pick. "We felt like we made a trade that was a very low risk deal for us, at a position we feel like is one that we need to create competition. All those factors put together, we felt like it was a good decision on our part.
"We’re going to support him and we’ll see what happens with this particular situation and then we’ll make the best decision for our football team."
With Sean Lee out for the year because of a torn ACL, McClain was added to provide depth to the position.
"He’s a young man who is trying to sort some things out that happened in his past," Garrett said. "He’ll work through that process. We’ll see how all that stuff shakes out and we’ll see where he fits back in our team."