Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain will not practice today or Thursday, as he has returned to handle a custody situation in Alabama.
It did not catch the Cowboys by surprise, as they worked it out with McClain beforehand. They would prefer he be at the team’s headquarters this week. However, the silver lining is that McClain likely wouldn’t have practice these two days anyway.
McClain has been limited in practice the past few weeks. He re-injured his groin in Week 5 against Houston, but managed to play through it against the Seahawks.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the team has arranged for treatment for McClain on the road.
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“Anytime anybody misses anything like that, that’s not a good thing for them or our team, but those circumstances happen,” Garrett said. “You have to make the best of it, and we’re certainly trying to do that with him, and everybody else who isn’t able to participate.”
McClain, who leads the team with 43 tackles, played in 43 of 49 defensive snaps in Seattle, including making the game-sealing interception late in the fourth quarter.
Asked about his health after the game, McClain said: “It’s football. You play through pain, you play through fatigue, you play through everything. You do it for your team. It’s football.”
McClain is expected back for Friday’s practice.