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Dallas Cowboys agree to one-year deal with LB Rolando McClain

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Alabama fans everywhere are pleased with Cowboys’ president Stephen Jones.

Former Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain was set to hit the NFL’s free agency market Wednesday; however, Dallas intervened. The Cowboys and McClain agreed to a one-year deal worth $5 million, per ESPN. McClain, 26, looks to have found a home in Dallas after off-field issues released him from Oakland and having an early retirement at Baltimore.

He has been stellar in the last two seasons with the Cowboys, totaling 108 tackles (2014) and 97 tackles (2015) respectively.

McClain chimes in with 18 tackles for loss, three sacks, 15 quarterback hurries, eight pass breakups, three interceptions and a forced fumble in both seasons combined. He turns 27 this July and is set to make next year’s defense a force to be reckon with.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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