Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain and defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since both suffered knee injuries in the 28-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals Nov. 2.
After sitting out the Jacksonville game and enjoying a full week of rest and rehab during the bye, both are ready to play in Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.
“The bye week was much-needed for everybody,” McClain said. “I think a lot of guys feel better, guys who were banged up had time to rest. I feel better.”
McClain said he is not 100 percent, but he feels rested. In addition to the knee, he has battled groin injuries for much of the season.
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“I don’t think you ever get close to 100 percent in the football season,” McClain said. “But the rest is well-needed for everybody. I think more guys had their legs today in practice so it felt better.”
McClain leads the Cowboys with 65 tackles and four tackles for losses. He is also tied for the team lead with two interceptions.