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"I think he’s made a lot of progress," head coach Jason Garrett said of McClain, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Whenever you’re a new player coming into a system, you need to just play in the system. You need to get reps. That’s particularly the case with a position like linebacker where there’s a lot to do in terms of communication and understanding what the whole defense is doing.
"He has a lot of those traits. Coming in, it was a matter of learning what we were asking him to do. He embraced that, and I think he’s going to be a part of that mix at linebacker. He’s demonstrated both in practice and in preseason games that he’s worthy of some kind of an opportunity."
"He has some things that have sidetracked him here for a day or two," Jason Garrett told the Dallas News about McClain. "But obviously, being out at practice playing play after play, day after day matters."
The Cowboys acquired McClain on July 1. He has not played since 2012.
McClain had been on the Ravens' reserve/retired list after announcing his retirement back in April but it's believed he's had a change of heart for what would be the second time this offseason.
Over three seasons McClain has posted 246 total tackles over 41 games with 6.5 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble.
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