McClain Continues Rash of Linebacker Injuries

The Dallas Cowboys' linebackers just can't catch a break.

In last week's loss to the Redskins, the group played its first game since the season opener as a full, healthy unit and that didn't last long as Justin Durant was lost for the season with a torn biceps muscle.

With that streak ending quickly, the Cowboys linebackers dealt with another injury late in Sunday's loss to Arizona as Rolando McClain left the game with a knee injury.

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The injury was one of those scary looking ones that involved no significant contact but showed his knee give way in slow motion — the type that can often end up being ligament damage.

McClain, the Cowboys' middle linebacker and shot-in-the-dark replacement for Sean Lee and his torn ACL suffered before training camp, was able to limp off the field.

Following the game, Dr. Jerry said he isn't real concerned with McClain's injury, and Cowboys fans better hope those feelings are correct. A significant injury to McClain, a week after Durant's season-ending injury, would be a killer blow to a wounded Cowboys defense.

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