Terrell McClain

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Terrell McClain Agrees To Deal With Falcons

May 11, 2018 - 4:13 pm

FRISCO (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys chance to sign Terrell McClain came and went Friday when the defensive tackle agreed to a deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

The Falcons announced the signing of McClain one day after he left The Star without a contract. 

According to 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher, the Cowboys came away feeling good about their two days of meetings with McClain. Fish reports that McClain also left the meetings feeling good about their connection. 

Dallas was interested in a reunion with the defensive tackle, especially after they lost Maliek Collins to a broken foot in a recent offseason conditioning session. 

McClain, the 6-2, 300-pounder who in 2016 was a stalwart for Dallas as a 1-tech tackle, spent three seasons with the Cowboys. He developed into a locker room favorite (his pre-practice dance moves became a tradition) but often was limited by a toe injury.

He signed with Washington last spring but compiled just 20 tackles and two sacks in 12 games. The Redskins drafted Da'Ron Payne in the first round to essentially replace him. (They took another tackle, Tim Settle, in the fifth and also employ 2017 first-round pick Jonathan Allen).