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Morris Claiborne runs for the first time in two weeks

Morris Claiborne AP

When Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne jammed his left knee on August 6, he said he planned to return to the field the next day.

He didn’t return on August 7, however. Or August 8 or August 9 or August … You probably get the picture by now. Claiborne has missed the last two weeks of practice and the last two preseason games as a result of the knee injury, but his return to the field has taken a step forward.

Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com reports that Claiborne said he ran Wednesday for the first time since sustaining the injury and will now wait to see how his knee responds to the new activity. If that goes well, the rehab will move to the next phase with the goal of getting Claiborne on the field against the Giants on September 8. Coach Jason Garrett wouldn’t clarify Claiborne’s status for this week’s game, but said there’s a chance that the corner could wind up playing in the final preseason game of the year if all goes well with his knee.

“We’ll just see where he is physically,” Garrett said. “He needs to practice; he needs to play. But then you say, ‘OK, he’s not healthy enough to do that. What’s our next best alternative?’ You maybe go into a game where he hasn’t had as much work as you’d like him to have. That’s just part of our game. You’ve got to make it work.”

Claiborne, a first-round pick in 2012, battled injuries in the preseason last year as well before playing in 15 regular season games.

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12 Responses to “Morris Claiborne runs for the first time in two weeks”
  1. benfaith says: Aug 21, 2013 1:54 PM

    he will be cut after 2 more years…

  2. ingraven says: Aug 21, 2013 1:54 PM

    I liked what I saw out of him last year. A pretty good draft pick for Dallas.

  3. jimmyt says: Aug 21, 2013 2:06 PM

    Man, I’m glad the Rams traded down with the Boys to take Brockers and then Jenkins in the second round (clearly the best DB in that draft). Fisher knows how to work the draft as well as anyone, ever.

  4. tolan04 says: Aug 21, 2013 2:32 PM

    Gilmore is better

  5. bigbenh8tr says: Aug 21, 2013 2:33 PM

    benfaith says:
    Aug 21, 2013 1:54 PM
    he will be cut after 2 more years…
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    Typically that doesn’t happen to a DB who ranked top 100 defensive players in the NFL in his second year in the NFL.

    CB is the hardest position to adapt to from college to the NFL, outside of the QB position. Use your brain when you comment and don’t post nonsense.

    jimmyt says:
    Aug 21, 2013 2:06 PM
    Man, I’m glad the Rams traded down with the Boys to take Brockers and then Jenkins in the second round (clearly the best DB in that draft). Fisher knows how to work the draft as well as anyone, ever.
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    Jenkins is a liability waiting to happen. You sound like Patriots fans talking about Hernandez last year. Hows Bradford working out for you guys?

  6. ccjcsr says: Aug 21, 2013 2:40 PM

    Take it easy young fella, need you for the regular season!

    #shutdowncorner

  7. laurinaitis4mvp55 says: Aug 21, 2013 3:43 PM

    Bigbenh8tr, while Bradford hasn’t exactly lit it up during his time in the league, I wouldn’t throw out the quarterback chirps when yours is Tony Romo..

  8. multiplemiggs says: Aug 21, 2013 3:59 PM

    Bradford will never put up the numbers Romo has in his career and btw he is still in his prime. Have fun playing in London ol’ chap.

  9. footballradioshow says: Aug 21, 2013 5:59 PM

    Way too early to start doubting this dude. Glad to hear he is starting to run. The ceiling is very high for Mo, give it some one before all the crazy talk

  10. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 21, 2013 7:43 PM

    Dallas needs Claiborne to have good year. His rookie season was inconsistent but if he can get that knee better, I think he will improve.

  11. justlntuckrule says: Aug 22, 2013 3:17 AM

    As long as you don’t ask him to spell his own last name. he’ll be fine.

  12. dbones641 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:13 AM

    If you are hating on Claiborne already, you are an idiot. He had a decent rookie year in the toughest division in football at probably the hardest position in football other than QB. As long as he stays healthy, which he will, he’ll be perfectly fine. Stop hating on a man who has played one season in the NFL. Damn.

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