Cowboys Plan Visit From DT Terrell McClain, Hope For Reunion

Mike Fisher
May 08, 2018 - 9:20 am
Terrell McClain

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FRISCO (105.3 THE FAN) - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones swears that the 2018 version of his team is superior to last year‘s edition.

Of course, this marks about 28 straight offseasons during which he‘s said such a thing, so to take is debatable.

In terms of personnel, however, there is little argument that the Cowboys interior defensive line presently has the same look as last year’s.

That could soon change however if the Cowboys get their way and are able to persuade defensive tackle Terrell McClain to take part in a reunion.

A source tells me on Tuesday morning that McClain, the 6-2, 300-pounder who in 2016 was a stalwart for Dallas as a 1-tech tackle, is scheduled for a visit this week to The Star in Frisco.

McClain, 29, spent three seasons in Dallas, developing into a locker room favorite (his pre-practice dance moves became a tradition) but often limited by a toe injury.

He signed with Washington last spring but compiled just 20 tackles and two sacks in 12 games. The Redskins drafted Da'Ron Payne in the first round to essentially replace him. (They took another tackle, Tim Settle, in the fifth and also employ 2017 first-round pick Jonathan Allen.)

The Cowboys are likely to start David Irving and Maliek Collins at the tackles, with Collins as the 1-tech. But McClain is more of a 1-tech by trade that Collins is, and is certainly a rotation-level player here. ... and maybe more.

We're gonna look at opportunities to improve the team," Dallas scouting guru Will McClay recently told 105.3FM The Fan. "He had a great run here and if he wants to come back we'll definitely look at it.''
This week comes that look.