(NEW YORK) — The Dallas Cowboys are so desperate for defensive help, they’ve acquired now un-retired linebacker Rolando McClain from the Baltimore Ravens.
Dallas sent Baltimore a 2015 sixth-round pick while Baltimore will also send over a 2015 seventh-round pick.
McClain retired in April because he claimed he had lost his passion for football. His agent, Pat Dye, thinks McClain can resurrect his career in Dallas with the recent injury to starter Sean Lee.
“I see and Rolando sees the Dallas situation as a great opportunity given Sean’s injury and you’re talking about a great franchise and a great organization,” Dye said. “I’ve described to any of the clients we’ve had through the years there, Emmitt Smith, Dexter Coakley, DeMarcus Ware, Marcus Spears, Keith Brooking, DeMarco Murray, that playing for the Cowboys in football is kind of like playing for the Yankees in baseball. Just an iconic franchise.
The 24-year-old McClain was the eighth overall pick by the Oakland Raiders back in the 2010 Draft out of Alabama.
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Seth Fiegerman, CNN