Defensive tackle Terrell McClain sprained his left ankle early in the Cowboys’ 24-20 victory over Detroit, getting his foot caught in the turf. It didn’t stop him.
He played 20 of 67 snaps, finishing with a tackle.
“I couldn’t stop playing,” McClain said Tuesday. “It’s the playoffs. You’ve got to stay in now.”
McClain said the good news is that it isn’t a high-ankle sprain. He expects to miss practice Wednesday to rehab with the training staff.
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“Right now we’re just playing it by day, trying to be smart with it, trying to get me to the game,” McClain said. “I just tweaked it.”
Right tackle Doug Free continues to nurse a left ankle injury that likely could keep him out a fifth consecutive week. Linebacker Rolando McClain left the game with concussion-like symptoms and has a sore neck.