Jerry Jones is disappointed, but still proud of Rolando McClain


Amid reports that the Cowboys’ coaches want to get rid of Rolando McClain, owner and G.M. Jerry Jones is standing by the troubled linebacker.

Jones acknowledged that he’s not happy that McClain got suspended for the first 10 games of the season for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, but that isn’t going to make Jones cut McClain.

“Disappointed is the word,” Jones told the Star-Telegram. “It is a recognition that these dependency issues are a difficult thing to address. We are proud of everything that we’ve gotten from Rolando. His aptitude as a football player is almost unsurpassed as one of the best that I’ve seen. We all say it’s such a waste, but with us, knowing him, we’ve got the best that he’s done in pro football.”

Jones gave McClain a $750,000 signing bonus on a new one-year contract in March, and Jones doesn’t want to cut McClain now.

“The main thing is strategically, [financially], it’s not good for us,” Jones said, “and he doesn’t take up an active spot on the roster [during the suspension].”

So even though the Cowboys’ coaches were reportedly furious that McClain skipped Organized Team Activities this offseason, Jones isn’t planning to cut McClain. And in Dallas, Jones has final say.

49 responses to “Jerry Jones is disappointed, but still proud of Rolando McClain

  1. As a life long Cowboy fan everytime i see this nitwit’s name mentioned in any article i cringe .

  2. The longer the Cowboys hang on to McClain, the better for the rest of the NFC East. The guy is a mediocre player, benefiting from classic overhype by Dallas media/national spotlight stemming from his comeback story.

  3. Jerry your the only one in the world that would say that..this is why your team is just your toy and not a contender

  4. Kim Jung Un is a petulent idiot who claims the country of North Korea as his birthright and the idiot has nukes so the world has to pay attention.
    Jerry Jones is the same kind of petulent idiot, but instead of nukes he has billions of dollars so he is in charge of the Dallas NFL team and thinks his opinion is therefore valuable.
    Wouldn’t the world be a better place if both of them would just go away? …..sigh….

  5. I hate you Jerry; you continue to embarrass this organization.

    – Dallas fan

  6. Jerra is proud of a cheating ped user who can’t stay off drugs as his record gets worse by the day. No wonder the boys have stunk in the last 21 years with an owner that lacks character and integrity and can’t judge either of those attributes in his own players

  7. Jones is the ultimate enabler. But he is also very, very rich. For that fact alone, he believes he is entitled to do whatever he wants. And he does.

  8. Owner, GM, Doctor, Spokesperson and Head Coach Jones knows best, thus da’ boys record over the past 20+ years.

  9. nhpats says:

    Jerry can never seem to admit his own mistakes…. That is a trait of a very weak man…..

    A few weeks ago he admitted he made a mistake in not drafting Paxton Lynch.

  10. Acknowledging that McClain is an addict and as such is better handled with support and care than with shunning is the smartest and best thing I have ever heard Jerry Jones say. It isn’t his job to be the doctor for McClain, but to make sure McClain has the doctor.

  11. The Dallas area is one of the best football markets in the country.

    They also have one of the best fan bases in the country.

    They, unfortunately have a one of the countries biggest buffoons as an owner.

    They deserve better.

  12. I know another Texan that has substance abuse problems that you can sign.. #2 From A&M is waiting Jerruh!

  13. If being able to play 6 out of 16 games is when “we’ve got the best that he’s done in pro football,” you might want to re-examine your commitment to him.

  14. the Cowboys are the most valuable team in the world. making money is jerry’s number one priority. his ego will not allow him to hire anymore real football people to run his franchise. the good news for non Cowboys fans is that his son is next in line to run this team for many years to come.

  15. wolfman55h says:
    Jul 17, 2016 8:37 AM
    Another Bama washout in the NFL- what else is new?
    ha ha ha , you have to be a ‘golden domer.’
    talk about washouts !
    And as far as Jerrrah goes , he’s P.T. Barnum who famously said “there’s a sucker born every minute”.
    All he’s worried about is getting his name and mug in the media and filling up that mausoleum he built.

  16. Can an owner suffer from concussion like symptoms by osmosis??!!
    As a fan of the Patriots I feel kinda bad for Dallas fans as Jerrah has morphed into the AL DAVIS of the NFC….& I’m talking the late years!!!
    This guys EGO & inability to step back & let someone that actually knows how to run a organization is the ongoing kiss of death….

  17. 21 years and counting and Jimmy Johnson continues to sit back and smile (laugh). Jerrah wanting to be GM/coach is akin to Trump wanting to be POTUS. $$$ speaks loudly but it rarely has the final word.

  18. The guys (that should be) in charge of the football operations want one thing (and that one thing is seemingly an obvious decision). Jerry doesn’t care, and does completely the opposite

    Yeah, sounds like Cowboy land to me

  19. Jerrah can disarm you with his looks; Jerrah thinks he once had an awkward moment just to see how it feels; Jerrah lives vicariously within myself; Jerrah can speak French in Russian; People hang on to his every word, especially the prepositions. His organ donation card also lists wallet; Jerrah’s blood smells like vodka;

    Jerrah, it’s never to early to start beefing up your obituary.

  20. At that very same press conference Jerruh also said Charles Manson was a nice guy. He’s just misunderstood.

  21. thejuddstir says:
    Jul 17, 2016 11:44 AM
    21 years and counting and Jimmy Johnson continues to sit back and smile (laugh). Jerrah wanting to be GM/coach is akin to Trump wanting to be POTUS. $$$ speaks loudly but it rarely has the final word

    Uber liberals are like Brady fans. Every single article relates to Tommy or Trump. But hey, kudos for keeping Trump’s name out there. His campaign appreciates it. Signed: people sick that Billary can commit felonies unchecked.

  22. I wish Jones would just go away. Why PFT is like a dog drooling for his dinner waiting for Jones to comment on anything is a mystery, to me.
    Jones is a creep, always has been and always will be.

  23. As a Raider fan who suffered many years under a similar egotistical owner/GM, I feel your pain Cowboys fans. Unfortunately, his son looks primed to follow in his footsteps so you got many more years of mediocrity ahead of you.

  24. boogerhut says:
    Jul 17, 2016 2:32 PM
    thejuddstir says:
    Jul 17, 2016 11:44 AM
    21 years and counting and Jimmy Johnson continues to sit back and smile (laugh). Jerrah wanting to be GM/coach is akin to Trump wanting to be POTUS. $$$ speaks loudly but it rarely has the final word

    Based on all the Money crooked Hilary is spending and she can’t open up any kind of lead, you are right..

    Let’s get back to law and order in this country!

  25. well what does anyone expect owner jerry to say about another turd picked from the nfl toilet by gm jerry? and since owner jerry has appointed p.r. flak jerry to comment, it only stands to reason that he is describing aforementioned turd as actually being a titleist with a little mud on it…. if you don’t believe me, ask course superintendent jerry, who found the turd in the first place …..

  26. You all sound like a bunch of fair weather friends. As long as everything is going good you love him. Look what he did for my team. When he falls on hard times get rid of the bum. If he comes back and leads the defense through the playoffs and a super bowl, you’ll sing his praise again. Jut who are the real losers?

  27. People like to talk to Jerry because he’s quotable and there’s very little middle ground with him. You either love him or hate him. As far as the Cowboys are concerned, Stephen Jones is really the one who’s running the team, and so he has very little time to chat. Jerry doesn’t really doesn’t have much to do besides chat, and so the quotes will continue. But they really don’t mean much anymore.

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