IRVING, Texas -- There are parts of his job that twice-retired middle linebacker Rolando McClain readily admits he does not enjoy. For example, he could definitely do without dealing with the media, as McClain said as politely as possible as a swarm of reporters surrounded him Monday, six days before his debut with the Dallas Cowboys. McClain at least sees the value in training camp, especially after a 20-month layoff from football. That doesn’t mean he liked it, especially as his body got used to the grind again after his long break from the game.
IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is expected to practice three straight days for the first time this summer when the players return to practice on Wednesday. During training camp Romo never worked more than two straight days as he worked his way back from December back surgery. He did not play in the preseason finale on Aug. 28 against the Denver Broncos and sat out one of the two full days of practice. Coach Jason Garrett said Romo had a “good day” in Monday’s practice.
IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys defensive end George Selvie was the only player expected to practice on Monday not taking part in the session. Selvie has not practiced since hurting his right shoulder Aug. 23 against the Miami Dolphins. He missed most of the offseason rehabbing from shoulder surgery, but said after the game the shoulder would not keep him out of Sunday’s regular-season opener against the San Francisco 49ers. He was doing conditioning work on the side during the portion of practice open to the media.
IRVING, Texas -- In order to make room for veteran safety C.J. Spillman on the 53-man roster, the Dallas Cowboys have waived Ahmad Dixon. Dixon had an eventful summer, leading the Cowboys with 12 tackles in their preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers, showing up late to a walk-through that left him benched for the second preseason game and earning a $22,050 fine for hitting a defenseless receiver in the third preseason game. If Dixon clears waivers, he could be brought back to the practice squad.