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Cowboys will be without Morris Claiborne again this week


The Cowboys defense will be trying to rebound from their second half meltdown against the Packers when they face the Redskins this week and they’ll be doing it without cornerback Morris Claiborne.

The 2012 first-round pick will miss his fourth straight game as a result of the hamstring injury he aggravated against the Giants in November. Claiborne had missed the previous two games with the same injury before returning briefly against the Giants.

The team was hoping to get Claiborne back this week, but he had a chaotic week last week that saw him go to Shreveport, Louisiana to be with family after the death of his father before heading back to Dallas for the birth of his daughter. That left Claiborne behind in his rehab and, as a result, he won’t play in Week 16.

“Last week, we were shooting for this week, but since we missed a week, last week, getting treatment and not being here to do stuff because I had to go home, it set us back,” Claiborne said, via “It was a big setback. I sat down with the trainers, I feel like I’m good. I’m in the same sense of where I was the first time. So I sat down with the trainers and we talked about it and it could go either way. ‘We need you. But we’re not going to play you this week.’ [It] gives it a little bit more time and see what happens for the last game.”

Claiborne has not lived up to his position as the sixth overall pick in last year’s draft to this point. He’s missed a good chunk of time with injuries and frequently been ineffective when he’s on the field, although the Cowboys could really use every available hand on deck to fill out a defense that’s been far too giving to the opposition this season.

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22 Responses to “Cowboys will be without Morris Claiborne again this week”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 18, 2013 10:55 AM

    He’s scared of Pierre Garcon. #SayGoodbyetoPlayoffContentionDallas

  2. gibson34 says: Dec 18, 2013 10:55 AM

    great job JJ….another bust.

  3. jjb0811 says: Dec 18, 2013 10:59 AM

    He’s hurt often & adequate when playing, a J Jones pick for sure!

  4. 23rdusernameused says: Dec 18, 2013 11:07 AM

    6th pick in round 1 for that?!?!??!?!?!
    Laughable to say the least! Oh a Jerrah pick, not surprising!
    Romo and his $120 MILLION contract, Laughable as well!!
    Cowboys at least $25 MIL over the cap next year, priceless!!

  5. tvjules says: Dec 18, 2013 11:08 AM

    What’s the difference, they’ll always be an 8-8 team. The Cowboys have been without a GM for years!

  6. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Dec 18, 2013 11:13 AM

    Good thing the Cowboys gave up both a first and a second round pick for him.

  7. medialovesthecowboys says: Dec 18, 2013 11:24 AM

    What in the world is with all of these hamstring issues. Who is the Strength and Conditioning coach?

  8. fumblenuts says: Dec 18, 2013 11:28 AM

    Capt. Kirk is going to have a career day…..mark it.

  9. shatho1 says: Dec 18, 2013 11:28 AM

    logicalvoicesays December 18, 2013, 9:55 AM CST

    He’s scared of Pierre Garcon. #SayGoodbyetoPlayoffContentionDallas

    if anyone takes the cowboys out its not going to be your failskins but if it makes u feel better u just keep thinking that way little guy!!!

  10. daysend564 says: Dec 18, 2013 11:30 AM

    Cowboys traded up to #6 to get him. It could have been worse. They could have traded two 1st round picks for a completely ineffective QB whose career was one and done.

  11. andreweac says: Dec 18, 2013 11:34 AM

    Thanks Jerry Jones! At least he’s better than Roy Williams?

  12. ragingmouse says: Dec 18, 2013 11:40 AM

    Made of “clay “…bust written all over it.

    Or he will go to another team in a couple of years and shine.

  13. realfootballfan says: Dec 18, 2013 12:00 PM

    Will they miss him? Dude has been mediocre since entering the league last year.

  14. trollaikman8 says: Dec 18, 2013 12:04 PM

    He’s no Patrick Peterson that’s for sure…..the LSU guy taken at the same spot the previous season.

  15. blacknole08 says: Dec 18, 2013 12:09 PM

    I dunno whats worse — trading up to get this guy or giving Scandrick that contract extension.

  16. Eli on Injured Reserve says: Dec 18, 2013 12:15 PM

    “The team was hoping to get Claiborne back this week, but he had a chaotic week last week that saw him go to Shreveport, Louisiana…”

    To be fair, the man can not read. So when he went to Shreveport (by way of Seattle, Smithville, San Francisco, Sinclair then Cincinnati), he was worn out.

    And when he went to Denver, Detroit, Duluth, Daytona and back to Denver again on his return trip to Dallas, the man was a wreck.

    Next time Jerrah needs to pin his ticket to his shirt so he stops taking the wrong flight.

  17. jerrahsucks says: Dec 18, 2013 12:32 PM

    Another one of old Jerrah the GM’s fantastic picks. Could have moved up and got Patrick Peterson, but Jerrah waits a year, then moves up and takes Marvelous Morris, who can’t cover, can’t tackle, and can’t play in any games cuz he’s always hurt. Great job again Jerrah.

  18. fastspecv says: Dec 18, 2013 12:37 PM

    I love all of these people saying how “There’s another JJ pick for ya!” yeah…….like this guy wasn’t one of the most coveted players in the draft that year and the only team that wanted him was the Cowboys. You people have to hate literally for the sake of just wanting to hate.

  19. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 18, 2013 12:38 PM

    I won’t do it, but Kirk Cousins could quarterback a fantasy team to a Championship this week if anyone had the guts to roll the dice on him.

  20. jimmyt says: Dec 18, 2013 12:57 PM

    daysend564, it was a bad trade by the Boys and the Rams ended up with Brockers and Jenkins (the better CB) but you give the Skins too much credit. They traded THREE first rounders and a second rounder for RG3&out.

  21. drbrown7451 says: Dec 18, 2013 12:57 PM

    I don’t hate the Cowboys. I just don’t like Jerry Jones; or really anything that he does. Maybe Claiborne turns out to be good at some point, then maybe he doesn’t. At this point he’s injured, and if the comes back this season or not it makes no difference. The Plough Boys aren’t going anywhere.

  22. cowboys8819 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:00 PM

    Trade him now!

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