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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Rolando McClain, Tony Romo not practicing

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas -- For the second straight time the Dallas Cowboys have given Rolando McClain first-team snaps in practice, health has caught up to the linebacker.

McClain is not practicing on Wednesday after he was unable to finish Tuesday’s practice because of cramps. He had a case of knee tendinitis flare up in Oxnard, California, two weeks ago when he received his first work with the No. 1 defense.

The Cowboys tinkered with McClain at middle linebacker with Justin Durant at the weakside spot and Kyle Wilber on the strong side. With DeVonte Holloman missing practice because of a neck injury, rookie Anthony Hitchens is once again seeing time at middle linebacker.

Also not practicing is quarterback Tony Romo. He practiced on Tuesday, but the Cowboys are continuing to monitor his work as he returns from back surgery. The Cowboys will have one more full practice before traveling to take on the Miami Dolphins on Saturday. Romo has yet to practice three straight days in camp.

Sterling Moore (groin) is also missing his second straight day of practice. Henry Melton (groin) and Amobi Okoye are working on their conditioning off to the side.