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Cowboys' Rolando McClain (illness) to miss Week 17

The Dallas Cowboys will be without linebacker Rolando McClain on Sunday.

The team's second-leading tackler will not travel to Washington to take on the Redskins due to an illness, the team's official website announced.

A Comeback Player of the Year candidate, McClain has been a stalwart in the middle of Rod Marinelli's defense since being coaxed out of his second retirement.

McClain was a full participant Thursday and Friday in practice, so the illness might have crept up late Friday.

With the NFC East wrapped up and a first-round bye a long, long, long shot, the Cowboys can afford to rest their starting linebacker and get him healthy for Jason Garrett's first playoff game as head coach.

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