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Rolando McClain doesn’t expect apology from teammate Jeff Heath

Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain returned to practice Wednesday after missing last week’s game with a concussion.
Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain returned to practice Wednesday after missing last week’s game with a concussion. AP

Rolando McClain returned to practice after passing his last concussion protocol test Wednesday.

“I passed all the criteria in order to come back, so I’m happy with that,” McClain said. “I’m excited to get back to work and do my part.”

McClain missed last week’s game after being kicked in the head by teammate Jeff Heath during the Green Bay game. The middle linebacker vomited on the sideline after leaving the game, missing 15 plays in the Packers game.

McClain had two concussions in the playoffs last season, but he said he is unconcerned about having three concussions in 12 months. He added that he won’t change the way he plays.

“I mean, I got kicked in the head,” McClain said. “I got leg whipped. That’s not normal, fluke thing. It is what it is.”

Asked if he had received an apology from Heath, McClain said, “He’s Jeff Heath. I wouldn’t expect him to apologize. He plays the way he’s supposed to play. I’m fine with it.”

McClain was one of 11 players on the team’s official injury report. Tony Romo (left clavicle), Gavin Escobar (right Achilles), Dez Bryant (right foot) and Cole Beasley (knee/illness) were not at practice.

Cornerback Morris Claiborne (hamstring) didn’t practice, but he did rehab on the side.

The Cowboys added tight end Jason Witten to the injury report with a chest injury. He was limited.

Heath (left shoulder), punter Chris Jones (left knee), defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (chest) and linebacker Kyle Wilber (shoulder) also were limited.

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