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Terrell McClain Impressing Coaching Staff

McClain quietly signed a two-year deal with Dallas this offseason

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Terrell McClain Impressing Coaching Staff

Journeyman defensive tackle Terrell McClain, who quietly signed with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason, has been among the most impressive players on the field through OTAs, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

He’s one of those guys who doesn’t say anything to anybody,” head coach Jason Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s just quiet and goes to work every day. But he’s absolutely one of the guys who is showing up the most in these first eight OTA practices. He has great intensity in all that he does. He flashes some ability. We really like how he goes about his business.”

McClain was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2011 draft, out of South Florida. He spent time with New England and Houston before coming to Dallas, his fourth team. In four years of service, McClain has a modest 20 tackles and a single sack.

“He’s not the typical zero nose tackle in a 3-4 defense where he just sits over the center and two-gaps,” Garrett said. “That hasn’t been his mode since he’s been playing. He’s always been a guy who has been on an edge, being able to play up field a little bit. We’re definitely seeing some of that through these OTAs.”

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