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McClain Excited to Face Old Teammates

The Cowboys will practice against the Raiders on Tuesday

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    All of the Cowboys are looking forward to practicing against the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, but none more than Rolando McClain.

    McClain was drafted by the Raiders eighth overall back in 2010 and spent three tumultuous seasons with the team before being released, as the result of on- and of-the-field issues. He signed with the Ravens last April, only to retire from the game a month later.

    McClain sat out the entire 2013 season, and signed with the Cowboys on July 1.

    "I still know a few guys on that team, so it will be good," McClain said, per ESPN Dallas. "But it will also be good to put my pads on a few of those guys."

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been impressed by McClain’s work in practice, even singling the Alabama product out after Sunday’s workout.

    "I like the progress that he's making," Jones said. "He's trying to play it into shape rather than sitting over there running and getting in shape then go play. But when he makes a play you can see the quality of the play, just like the one he made on Murray. He's a difference-maker out there, if we can just get him out there."

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