Justin Durant 'felt real good' in practice return

All went well for Dallas Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant in his first practice after being sidelined for two weeks with a strained groin.

"I felt good," said Durant, who was a full participant in the practice. "I felt real good."

Barring a setback, Durant will be back in the starting lineup Sunday night against the New Orleans Saints. The Cowboys do not anticipate linebacker Rolando McClain, who is also dealing with a strained groin, being ready for this game.

Durant worked at weakside linebacker Wednesday, where he played in the season opener. He played middle linebacker for most of training camp and the preseason, but the Cowboys slid him over to make room for McClain in the starting lineup.

With McClain likely out, rookie fourth-round pick Anthony Hitchens is preparing to start at middle linebacker for the second straight week after starting on the weak side in Week 2. Bruce Carter moved back to the strong side after filling in for Durant on the weak side last week.

So goes the Cowboys' linebacker shuffle.

"It’s not hard, you just have to know where you're playing when you go out there," Durant said of bouncing back and forth between positions. "We all know, when we're all in the room, he got this and I got this. You just have to remember when you get out there what position you're playing."

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