Rolando McClain Draws Praise in Preseason Debut

McClain led the team with six tackles against the Ravens

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett acknowledged that Rolando McClain still has some work to do in order to get comfortable in the defense, but he liked what he saw out of the former 8th overall pick in his first real test with the team, in Saturday night’s preseason matchup with the Ravens.

In the 37-30 loss McClain, who joined the Cowboys in July after spending 2013 out of football, led the team with six tackles.

“Hard to assess it without watching the tape, but he definitely showed up a couple of times. There was a play right on our bench where he pulled the ball out,” said Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. “He’s done an excellent job running to the ball, being physical as a tackler and then getting the ball out.”

The praise for McClain after Saturday night’s performance went all the way to the top of the organization.

“I liked what he did out there,” said owner and general manager Jerry Jones. “He got some good snaps, more than I thought he would get out there, and he did real well.”

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