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Rolando McClain impresses Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

Rolando McClain impresses Cowboys owner Jerry Jones Photo: James D Smith/Associated Press

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he is impressed by Rolando McClain as the linebacker tries to make the team and possibly become a starter.

Starting middle linebacker Sean Lee is out for the season after tearing his ACL and sustaining a small tear in the meniscus of his left knee.

McClain had six tackles and a forced a fumble in the team's preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday. McClain was traded to Dallas from Baltimore last month for a sixth-round pick in next year's draft.

“I liked what 55 did out there,” Jones told the Dallas Morning News. “He got some good snaps, more snaps than I thought he might get and he did real well. We knew and felt that he was good in coverage and he showed that he drops back good, got a good feel for coverage out there.”

McClain, 25, has retired twice and been arrested three times since the Oakland Raiders selected him in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

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