Perpetually troubled linebacker Rolando McClain did not show for the team charter from Dallas to Oxnard, Calif., where the team holds training camp, on Thursday, and had not showed as of Friday afternoon. The team placed both McClain and Randy Gregory on the reserve/did not report list, opening up two roster spots. Where the Cowboys knew that Gregory wouldn’t be showing – news came Monday that he was checking into a treatment facility for an unspecified problem – it appears McClain being M.I.A. is a surprise.
With the Cowboys rolling into Oxnard, the smell of football is in the air. Hope springs eternal for all 32 NFL teams as training camp gives every club the opportunity to witness the progress of their veterans and the impact of their rookie and free agent classes. Fortunes can change for a team in an instant, but all is not well in Cowboys Nation, however. There are still holes needing to be filled with the most gaping one becoming public over the last few days, starting defensive end. The Cowboys planned to be without Randy Gregory for four games, but now that will be at least 10, and possibly 14, after he has failed an additional drug test(s). Gregory may return this season, but knowing his