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Morris Claiborne | Defensive Back

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 192
College: LSU
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Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne will sit out Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury.
Just back from a knee injury, Claiborne suffered an AC joint separation in Wednesday's practice. He's supposedly day to day. It's worth noting that Claiborne underwent shoulder surgery last winter. The Cowboys, who have absolutely no secondary depth, desperately need Claiborne to be healthy for Week 1. Claiborne is shaping up as one of the league's most injury-prone players. Aug 14 - 3:23 PM

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Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne will sit out the team's preseason opener on Thursday.

Claiborne injured his knee on July 30, and has not had a full practice since. This will be the third straight year Claiborne has missed the Cowboys' preseason opener, and he has already missed seven games in his two-year career. He needs a healthy, productive season to finally shed his bust label.
Aug 5 - 4:34 PM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne is dealing with tendinitis in his right knee, but is expected to return to practice on Saturday.

It's not the sort of injury we'd usually blurb up in training camp, but any ailment is noteworthy with Claiborne, who has proven exceedingly brittle since being the No. 6 overall pick of the 2012 draft. Claiborne was limited throughout OTAs as he recovered from shoulder surgery, and missed time last summer with knee issues. He was limited to 10 games in 2013, and at one point benched. He's on the spot in a big way this season.
Jul 31 - 2:39 PM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder surgery) participated in team drills at OTAs Monday.

Claiborne was limited to individual drills at the start of OTAs but is now ready to go and lining up on the outside when the Cowboys are in their nickel defense. Orlando Scandrick is starting on the outside opposite Brandon Carr in the base set. Claiborne wasn't billed as an injury-prone player coming out of LSU.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jun 2 - 6:16 PM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder surgery) has been limited to individual drills in OTAs.

"I’m feeling better than ever," Claiborne insisted. "They’re sitting me out, just as a precaution. I can’t control it, so I’m just doing what they ask me to do, until I’m free, (until) they let me loose." Claiborne was originally expected to be available for the Cowboys' entire offseason program. Claiborne has to get healthy before he can even think about shedding his "bust" status in his third NFL season.
May 27 - 10:24 PM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder surgery) expects to be ready for OTAs.

"I’m feeling great," he said. "I feel like my mind is getting stronger as well as my body. Just rehabbing every day and trying to get stronger. I’ll be ready for when we start up our workouts and on to OTAs and minicamp." Coming off two lost seasons, the No. 6 overall pick of the 2012 draft will be under the microscope as Big D's defense attempts to rebound from its disastrous 2013.
Apr 3 - 9:06 PM

ESPN.com's Calvin Watkins suggests the Cowboys could consider trading Morris Claiborne.

Claiborne has been a bust through his first two NFL seasons and dealt with multiple injuries last year. He's currently behind Orlando Scandrick as the Cowboys' No. 3 corner and could be shopped for a mid-round pick. Claiborne is entering a make-or-break year in 2014.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 1 - 3:51 PM

Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne underwent offseason shoulder surgery.

Claiborne missed six games with a hamstring injury, but played through the shoulder issue all year. He also underwent a minor finger surgery. Claiborne is not expected to miss any of the Cowboys' offseason program. A bust through his first two NFL seasons, Claiborne may be entering a make-or-break year in Dallas.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 21 - 7:41 PM

Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 17 against the Eagles and will return to the lineup after missing six of the past seven games.

Claiborne also missed time due to the sudden death of his father and the birth of his daughter. He'll slide right back in as the Cowboys' starting right corner opposite Brandon Carr, while Orlando Scandrick moves back to the slot. Claiborne has been getting roasted in coverage when he has played. He'll see a lot of Riley Cooper, who runs the majority of his routes against right cornerbacks.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 10:14:00 AM

Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) will not play in Week 16 against the Redskins.

Claiborne's rehab has been slowed due to the sudden death of his father and the birth of his baby girl. Orlando Scandrick will fill in once again at right corner, while rookie B.W. Webb will be the third corner in nickel packages.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 10:36:00 PM

Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 14.

Claiborne had a setback with his hamstring injury this week and won't even travel with the team for Monday night's game against the Bears. Orlando Scandrick will replace him at right cornerback, with B.W. Webb playing in nickel packages.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 02:10:00 PM

Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne is done for the day in Week 12 with a hamstring injury.

Claiborne re-tweaked the hamstring injury that cost him the previous several games. An emerging 2012 draft bust, Claiborne has been injury prone and ineffective on the field.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 06:54:00 PM

Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) will rejoin the lineup in Week 12.

He's unlikely to regain his starting job from Orlando Scandrick, but could help in nickel and dime packages against the G-Men. "Mo’s practiced well the last couple of days, and we’re excited about his return," coach Jason Garrett said.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 03:11:00 PM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

It's his first time on the field since straining his hamstring against the Lions on October 27. Before getting hurt, he had lost his starting job to Orlando Scandrick. Expect it to remain that way, as Claiborne has struggled as a sophomore.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 01:16:00 PM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) suggested that he won't be back until after the Week 11 bye.

Claiborne's bumpy second season continues. He dealt with an early-season shoulder injury, lost his starting job to Orlando Scandrick and now has a serious hammy pull. The former No. 6 overall pick is currently ProFootballFocus' No. 91 corner out of 108 qualifiers.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 08:06:00 AM

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