Report: Cowboys trade for Ravens LB Rolando McClain

By Ryan Wilson |

Rolando McClain was the No. 8 pick of the Raiders in 2010. (USATSI)
Rolando McClain was the No. 8 pick of the Raiders in 2010. (USATSI)

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Back in April, former Raiders first-round pick Rolando McClain, who signed with the Ravens last year, came out of retirement ... only change his mind a few days later. Now, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cowboys have traded for McClain:

Whether McClain has a long-term change of heart is another matter. Two months ago, he sounded like a man at peace with his decision to walk away from football.

"If football made me complete, I would play," McClain told ESPN's Wickersham in a text message. "But whenever I think of it, my heart pulls me away [for] whatever reason"

In three seasons with the Raiders, McClain had 246 tackles and 6.5 sacks, but off-field issues overshadowed any on-field contributions.

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