Cowboys' McClain gets 10-game suspension, Lawrence out 4

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2015, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Rolando McClain defends against the Carolina Panthers during an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. A person with knowledge of the situation says McClain has been suspended for the first 10 games next season for his second violation of the NFLs substance-abuse policy in as many years. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)
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IRVING, Texas (AP) Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first 10 games this coming season for again violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will get a four-game ban for his first violation.

McClain was suspended the first four games last year. He signed a second straight one-year deal with the Cowboys, who helped him resurrect a career that flamed out early in Oakland.

The longer suspension for McClain is dictated by rules in the NFL's labor agreement based on McClain's previous violations.

Lawrence's appeal of his substance-abuse suspension was denied. He had a team-leading eight sacks in his second season last year.

The NFL said Thursday that both players can participate in training camp and preseason games.

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