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Rolando McClain feels better, practiced Wednesday

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys starting middle linebacker Rolando McClain (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. McClain injured his knee in the loss to Arizona on No. 2 but made the trip to London for the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars the following week.

McClain was active for the game but didn't play. The thinking was if the Cowboys needed McClain in case another linebacker was injured they would then use him.

When that didn't happen, it was deemed a positive because McClain has had two weeks off.

"I don't think you ever get close to 100 percent in a football season," McClain said. "The rest was well needed for everybody, more guys had their legs today in practice."

Defensive tackle Josh Brent (groin), defensive end Jack Crawford (knee), right tackle Doug Free (foot), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (shoulder) and McClain were listed on the practice report as full participants.

Quarterback Tony Romo (back) and cornerback Tyler Patmon (knee/ankle) didn't practice. Romo did work in the walkthrough as his custom on Wednesdays.