After recording just five tackles and one quarterback pressure in three games before Sunday, Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Terrell McClain had a mini-coming out party in the second half of the victory over the visiting Giants, with three tackles, including two for a loss. He also forced a fumble that he himself recovered, but the referees ruled that the runner’s forward progress had been stopped, negating what would’ve been a big play.
Of course, Dallas overcame the bad call to defeat New York, 31-21.
“I don’t know what it was,” McClain said, per ESPN Dallas. “It was just something that hit me. We came in at halftime and say, ‘That wasn’t us in the first half. We’ve got to come out and play our ball.’ Just had to go out there and let it go.”
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones took notice of McClain’s big half.
“He was just driven out there,” Jones said. “He's playing for a jersey in practice. Rod (Marinelli) has got him wondering if he's going to get (one of the eight) jerseys to come in there and play on the defensive line.”
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