The Dallas Cowboys will play their regular-season finale without linebacker Rolando McClain, who is out sick.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has enjoyed the best season of his career after a short retirement and a disappointing start to his career.
McClain was drafted eighth overall in the 2010 draft by the Oakland Raiders, but he was released after three seasons before retiring after a brief stint with the Baltimore Ravens.
The linebacker has 81 tackles with a forced fumble and two interceptions this season, and he has helped rejuvenate a Cowboys defense that was one of the worst in NFL history last season.
However, the Cowboys will have to play the Washington Redskins without him as he is battling an unspecified sickness.
Pro Football Talk reported on McClain’s illness on Twitter.
Rolando McClain to miss regular-season finale with illness http://t.co/ff2ISYPkDP
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 27, 2014