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Rolando McClain Sidelined with Muscle Cramps

McClain has been getting reps with the first team this week

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    Noah Bullard, NBC 5 Sports

    Coming off his team-high six-tackle performance against the Baltimore Ravens, it was announced that linebacker Rolando McClain would get some reps with the first team defense this week. He hit a bit of roadblock on Wednesday though, when leg cramps kept him sidelined.

    Head coach Jason Garrett says things like this are to be expected when camp shifts from the cooler temperatures of Oxnard, CA to the not-so-cool temperatures of North Texas.

    "It's not an uncommon thing when you come back and start practicing in Texas," Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "You're always dealing with that balance--anybody who has ever played any kind of a sport deals with that. Does it just hurt or is it an injury? Am I making it worse by practicing? All those questions come up every day with every player."

    The Cowboys signed McClain in July as part of their effort to replace Sean Lee, whose 2014 season ended during the first day of organized team activities.

    "We're going to take his situation just like everybody's situation--day by day--and we'll give him a chance to go through the meetings and walk-through this afternoon and come out and practice tomorrow. We'll continue our evaluation of him and do what's best for our football team in regards to him and everybody else."

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