5:03 PM EDT, Mon September 01, 2014

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Speaking Monday, Cowboys SLB Bruce Carter said Justin Durant will man the weak-side, and that Rolando McClain will start in the middle.

McClain: 'I still love game like a kid'

IRVING, Texas -- There are parts of his job that twice-retired middle linebacker Rolando McClain readily admits he does not enjoy. For example, he could definitely do without dealing with the media, as McClain said as politely as possible as a swarm of reporters surrounded him Monday, six days before his debut with the Dallas Cowboys. McClain at least sees the value in training camp, especially after a 20-month layoff from football. That doesn’t mean he liked it, especially as his body got used to the grind again after his long break from the game.

Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain says his right knee is fine; and he’s excited to play football again

IRVING — Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain did more watching early in practice Monday at Valley Ranch than participating. But he says his right knee is just fine. McClain didn’t go through all the individual drills early in practice …
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Rolando McClain pegged for MLB duties - Rolando McClain (LB) Dallas Cowboys

Speaking Monday, Cowboys SLB Bruce Carter said Justin Durant will man the weak-side, and that Rolando McClain will start in the middle.
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Cowboys George Selvie Still Not Practicing, Rolando McClain "Tweaks" Knee

Injury report for the Cowboys first practice of the week. The Dallas Cowboys, those that made the final 53-man roster or made the practice squad, began their preparations for the San Francisco 49ers today. Returning to practice today for the first time since early in training camp is defensive tackle Terrell McClain. The Cowboys liked what they saw from McClain early on and the thought was that if he got healthy, he might start or see heavy rotation at the 1-technique. He participated in the early part of today's light practice. Also practicing were Henry Melton and Morris Claiborne, two...

Jones: McClain not defense's 'savior'

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys clearly hoped that Rolando McClain would claim the starting job at middle linebacker. The fact of the matter is McClain, the twice-retired eighth overall pick of the 2010 draft, might not be ready for such a prominent role as he continues to chip off the rust and work his way into football shape. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones has heaped praise on McClain throughout training camp and the preseason, but Jones dialed down the hype after the preseason finale, which McClain started and played two series.

Jerry Jones: Rolando McClain is not the savior; I don’t expect him to be Dick Butkus or Sean Lee

ARLINGTON – Rolando McClain made his first preseason start for the Dallas Cowboys in Thursday night’s preseason finale at AT&T Stadium. The eighth overall pick of the 2010 draft started at middle linebacker. Kyle Wilber started on the strongside and …

Bruce Carter makes plays, impresses Jones

MIAMI -- It's pretty clear the Dallas Cowboys are ready to move on from weakside linebacker Bruce Carter. The Cowboys were disappointed when Pittsburgh took linebacker Ryan Shazier one pick ahead of them in May's draft, and they want Rolando McClain to earn the starting middle linebacker job because it would allow the coaching staff to move Justin Durant to Carter's position. But Carter gave the coaching staff a glimpse Saturday of why they drafted him in the second round of the 2011 draft with a nice diving deflection of a pass in the first quarter and an apparent blocked punt that was...

Rolando McClain: I’m excited to be with the Cowboys, but getting back into shape has been a ‘very steep hill’

Rolando McClain has declined to speak with media members gathered at his Valley Ranch locker on multiple occasions this week. But the former first-round pick recently sat down for an interview with the team’s official website, DallasCowboys.com During that Special …

Injury updates: Melton, McClain, Claiborne

FRISCO, Texas -- Before the Dallas Cowboys' brass left for Miami, they updated the media on a few injured players. Team executive vice president Stephen Jones said defensive tackle Henry Melton (groin) will not play in the third preseason game on Saturday night against the Miami Dolphins. Jones said the goal is to get most, if not all of the injured players ready for the regular-season opener against the San Francisco 49ers. Middle linebacker Rolando McClain, who left Tuesday's practice with cramping and missed the next day with soreness, is expected to play against the Dolphins.

Jerry: Carter will never meet expectations

A year ago, Bruce Carter was being compared to Derrick Brooks, the Hall of Famer who set the standard for weakside linebacker in the Tampa 2 scheme. Now, Carter is competing for the right to start for a Dallas Cowboys defense that ranked dead last in the league last season. Matter of fact, owner and general manager Jerry Jones routinely doesn’t mention Carter when discussing the Cowboys’ potential starting linebacker trio. He stresses the optimism about twice-retired newcomer Rolando McClain, Justin Durant and Kyle Wilber.

Romo, McClain return to practice

IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and linebacker Rolando McClain returned to practice on Thursday, but cornerback B.W. Webb was missing. Romo went through some individual drills, working on footwork and ball security for one of the first times this summer. He has followed a conservative training camp practice routine this summer but will play Saturday against the Miami Dolphins. McClain sat out Wednesday after he was unable to finish Tuesday’s practice because of cramping.

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo back practicing with LB Rolando McClain

IRVING — Tony Romo was back in pads and Rolando McClain was practicing again. The Cowboys returned to work Thursday as two of the team’s most-scrutinized players were seen participating. Romo, who will play Saturday against Miami, was seen throwing …

Garrett defends Rolando McClain's desire

IRVING, Texas -- The commitment of players who retire twice by the age of 25 tends to be questioned, particularly if he repeatedly misses practices due to minor ailments. Is Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain unable to practice or just unwilling to push through pain after a year away from football? Does he really care about the chance to win a starting job? McClain, who sat out Wednesday's practice due to cramps, wasn't available to answer those or any other questions during the media access period in the locker room.

Muscle cramps keep McClain from practicing

Rolando McClain, given an opportunity to win the starting position at middle linebacker, missed Wednesday morning's practice with muscle cramps. He had a similar issue at the end of practice on Tuesday, according to coach Jason Garrett, and it continued this morning. Garrett said he hoped McClain could participate in the afternoon walk-through practice. "It's not an uncommon thing when you come back and start practicing in Texas," Garrett said.

Rolando McClain, Tony Romo not practicing

IRVING, Texas -- For the second straight time the Dallas Cowboys have given Rolando McClain first-team snaps in practice, health has caught up to the linebacker. McClain is not practicing on Wednesday after he was unable to finish Tuesday’s practice because of cramps. He had a case of knee tendinitis flare up in Oxnard, California, two weeks ago when he received his first work with the No. 1 defense. The Cowboys tinkered with McClain at middle linebacker with Justin Durant at the weakside spot and Kyle Wilber on the strong side.

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