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Morris Claiborne | Defensive Back | #24

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 192
College: LSU
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (6) / DAL
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Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne left Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Packers with a bruised rib.
Claiborne injured himself in a collision with one of his teammates early in the third quarter and never returned. He logged four tackles before exiting. Sunday was Claiborne's first game back after missing the final nine games of the regular season with a groin injury. He should be fine for the offseason program, but it is a disappointing end to what started out as a stellar contract year. Unable to stay healthy, Claiborne will likely have to settle for another prove-it deal in free agency. Jan 15 - 6:56 PM

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Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (groin) is questionable for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Packers.

Owner Jerry Jones already announced that Claiborne will play this week. He'll be returning from a nine-game absence. Claiborne will have his work cut out for him against Aaron Rodgers, who has been the hottest quarterback in football over the last two months.
Jan 13 - 4:08 PM

Jerry Jones said CB Morris Claiborne (groin) will play in Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Packers.

Claiborne was on his way to a career year before going down in Week 8, so his return should be a big boost to the defense, especially with Aaron Rodgers coming to town. DE Demarcus Lawrence (back) and DT Tyrone Crawford (shoulder, hamstring) are also expected to return.
Jan 10 - 11:44 AM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (groin) will participate in individual drills at Thursday's practice.

It's another step in the right direction for Claiborne, who is targeting next week's Divisional Round game for his return. Claiborne will be eased in on Thursday before ramping up his workload next week. He hasn't seen the field since Week 8.
Jan 4 - 5:18 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said CB Morris Claiborne (groin) and LG La'El Collins (toe, I.R). will be "dressed and playing" in the postseason.

Claiborne hurt his groin in Week 8 while Collins has been nursing a toe injury since Week 3. The Cowboys have a first-round bye, which gives both players an extra week to get healthy. Anthony Brown has been filling in for Claiborne at cornerback with Ronald Leary handling left guard in Collins' absence.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said CB Morris Claiborne (groin) is feeling "lingering effects" after going through a strenuous workout on Friday.

The "lingering effects" Jones described sound more like soreness than a setback. Claiborne still hasn't been cleared to practice, though Jones remains confident that he'll be ready for the playoffs "if not before then." It's been a slow recovery process for Claiborne, who first injured his groin against the Eagles in Week 8. Fortunately, Claiborne got some good news from a recent MRI and should be back on the field relatively soon.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Jerry Jones said he expects CB Morris Claiborne (groin) to play again before the end of the regular season.

Jones' injury evaluations always need to be taken with a grain of salt, and that is especially true for this one. Claiborne reportedly tore his groin off his pelvis and is "nowhere close" to returning. He will miss at least another two weeks, and he could be sidelined into the playoffs.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 09:52:00 AM

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Cowboys LCB Morris Claiborne tore his groin off the pelvis and is "nowhere close" to returning.

The Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports Claiborne is definitely out for at least 2-3 more weeks, at which point the Cowboys will give him an MRI to gauge Claiborne's recovery. At this point, they may just be hoping Claiborne returns for the playoffs. It's an unfortunate turn of events for a player who was enjoying by far his career-best season before going down.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 05:03:00 PM

Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports CB Morris Claiborne is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a strained groin.

Despite the progress he's shown, Claiborne isn't expected to return until after the Cowboys play Minnesota in Week 13. In his absence, the Cowboys have been using Brandon Carr and Orlando Scandrick on the boundaries with Anthony Brown sliding in at slot corner.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 09:43:00 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said CB Morris Claiborne (groin) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

The timetable suggests Claiborne does not need surgery on what is reported to be a sports hernia. The Cowboys have been surprisingly good against the pass this season, but they lost both Claiborne and S Barry Church to injury Sunday night. The Browns could have some success through the air this week.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 09:58:00 AM

ESPN Dallas reports Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne is dealing with a sports hernia, and could need surgery.

Per reporter Todd Archer, an operation "would not necessarily end his season." Sports-hernia surgeries can vary widely in recovery times. Whatever Claiborne is dealing with, it's going to hold him out for Week 9, and quite likely beyond.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 02:03:00 PM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne might have suffered a groin tear Sunday night against the Eagles.

Claiborne was immediately ruled out after leaving the game, and early reports have not been good. A groin tear would knock Claiborne out for the rest of the season, a crushing blow considering his resurgent play in a contract year. Dallas also lost S Barry Church to a broken forearm Sunday night.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne left Week 8 against the Eagles with a groin injury.

He was immediately ruled out. Claiborne's injury leaves the Cowboys with Orlando Scandrick and Anthony Brown behind Brandon Carr.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 11:53:00 PM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne exited Week 6 against the Packers with an apparent head injury.

Claiborne took some friendly fire after breaking up a pass near the end of the first half. He stayed down on the field for a couple minutes before walking off under his own power. He was taken to the locker room for further tests.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 06:01:00 PM

The Dallas Morning News said Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne had one of the best camps of his career.

Claiborne has reportedly performed well during camp, but his ability to stay healthy is the real story. "In the past I left a lot of reps out there that needed to be gotten, important reps," Claiborne said. "This camp I was able to go through the whole camp every day." Claiborne has not been effective even when on the field, but staying healthy is at least a step in the right direction.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 08:48:00 AM

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