The Cowboys may need to add another cornerback to the roster for the next couple of weeks because it doesn’t look like they’ll be able to plug Morris Claiborne into the lineup.
Claiborne didn’t practice on Wednesday after injuring his hamstring against the Lions last weekend and said after the session that he didn’t expect to play again until after the Cowboys return from their bye on November 24 against the Giants.
“I think the bye week is definitely going to be a big week for me in terms of getting back as well,” Claiborne said, via ESPNDallas.com. “If it was up to me, I would do everything I could to play this week, but I know that’s not happening. Probably not much of chance next week as well. Just continue to do the things I can do with rehab and hopefully I’ll feel better even sooner.”
Claiborne hasn’t played particularly well this year, but his absence still comes at a bad time for the Cowboys as they are dealing with several other injuries on defense. Defensive end DeMarcus Ware and safety J.J. Wilcox didn’t participate in practice while safety Barry Church and defensive tackle Jason Hatcher were both limited.
Of course, the Vikings are on the slate this weekend and their dartboard situation at quarterback is a reminder that troubles are relative.