The Raiders will spend two days of training camp practicing against the Dallas Cowboys. A familiar face could be looking back them in an opposing jersey.
The Cowboys acquired former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain from the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, according to the NFL transactions release. The trade was first reported by ESPN.The Cowboys activated McClain from the reserve-retired list. The Raiders drafted McClain with the No. 8 overall pick in 2010.
He was considered a draft bust for the Silver and Black, and fell out of favor with head coach Dennis Allen in 2012. He was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team in that season and did not play the final three games. He also had run-ins with the law during his Raiders tenure.
The team released McClain in April 2013. His rights were picked up by the Baltimore Ravens but he never played for them, choosing instead to retire.
The Raiders will practice against Dallas on Aug. 12-13 at the Cowboys’ training camp facility in Oxnard.