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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 RCB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) is inactive for Week 17.
Byron Jones will continue to start outside. The rest of the Cowboys inactives are QB Jameill Showers, WR Rodney Smith, CB Josh Thomas, OG La'el Collins, OT Chaz Green, and WR Vince Mayle. Jan 3 - 11:49 AM

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Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) was downgraded to out for Week 16.

Claiborne was listed questionable, but won't play after missing practice Friday. Byron Jones will continue to start outside. Claiborne isn't a lock to return Week 17.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 02:26:00 PM

Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) is inactive for Week 15.

Claiborne was listed as doubtful after not practicing all week. Dallas will move Byron Jones back to corner in his place. The rest of the Cowboys inactives are QB Tony Romo, WR Devin Street, LB Rolando McClain, OG Ron Leary, TE Geoff Swaim, and OL Chaz Green.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 07:09:00 PM

Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 15.

Claiborne has not been very good this year, but it's notable in that Dallas' secondary will be shorthanded on Saturday night versus the Jets' four-wide sets. The Cowboys also cut slot CB Tyler Patmon earlier in the week. They'll be playing a host of backup-caliber corners against Chan Gailey's spread.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 01:31:00 PM

Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne is not worried about his latest hamstring injury.

Claiborne left the Week 14 loss against the Packers after his hamstring tightened up in the fourth quarter, but he was not worried after the game. "I feel good," Claiborne said. "It doesn't feel nothing like the last time. It just got a little tight. We didn't see no point in stressing it and overdoing it." Claiborne missed two games with a hamstring injury earlier this season. It does not sound like this injury will cost him as much time.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) is probable for Week 13.

Claiborne practiced in full after missing the last two weeks. His return is a downgrade to Jordan Reed's matchup. Claiborne will start opposite Brandon Carr, with Byron Jones covering Reed at safety.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 04:30:00 PM

Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne is expected to return from his hamstring injury this week.

Claiborne's return will shake up Dallas' secondary and make it better by kicking Brandon Carr back to left corner and Byron Jones to safety, where he figures to match up with Jordan Reed on Monday Night Football. When Jones hasn't been forced to play cornerback, he's often been utilized as a tight end stopper of sorts for the Cowboys. Jones most notably held Rob Gronkowski to 67 scoreless yards on four catches in Week 5. It's a slight ding to Reed's fantasy matchup.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 01:05:00 PM

Cowboys declared RCB Morris Claiborne, WR Brice Butler, RB Trey Williams, LB Mark Nzeocha, OG Ronald Leary, TE Geoff Swaim and DE Ryan Russell inactive for Week 12 against the Panthers.

Claiborne's absence means another start for rookie DB Byron Jones, who has been an asset this season, but was exposed a bit on the boundary against the Dolphins in Week 11. He'll be tested early and often by Cam Newton.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 03:13:00 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) is "probably out" for Thanksgiving against the Panthers.

Claiborne missed Week 11 as well. Rookie Byron Jones struggled a bit in an expanded role with Claiborne out, but Jones has been solid all season. He should play better filling in for Claiborne this week.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 09:58:00 AM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) is out for Week 11 against the Dolphins.

He didn't practice all week. Brandon Carr will move from left to right corner with Byron Jones on the left side and Tyler Patmon handling slot duties. It's a nice matchup for Jarvis Landry.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 04:12:00 PM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne exited Week 10 against the Bucs with a hamstring injury.

Claiborne suffered the injury early in the second quarter and was not able to play in the second half. He is scheduled for an MRI Monday. Claiborne has been terrible this season, so losing him will not be a big loss.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 07:36:00 PM

Cowboys DC Rod Marinelli said CB Morris Claiborne is "really playing good" right now.

"He seems really comfortable out there. You can see his athleticism right now," Marinelli said. "I just think week by week he's going to get better and better." Claiborne has played all but one defensive snap for the Cowboys, giving up eight receptions on 11 targets according to Pro Football Focus.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 11:14:00 AM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (patellar tendon) currently weighs only 172 pounds.'s Gil Brandt reports Claiborne's weight is actually "up" after he dropped a ton of pounds following surgery to repair his torn patellar tendon. Claiborne's Combine measurement was 5-foot-11, 188. Even after the patellar tendon tear, Claiborne required an additional arthroscopic surgery on his knee. The beat writers in Dallas still expect Claiborne to make the team.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 09:36:00 PM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (knee) has been limited to individual drills at OTAs.

"He’s done an excellent job in his rehab," coach Jason Garrett said. "He's done a lot of work on the field, and he's moving around better." The Cowboys are expected to move Claiborne along slowly in an effort to get him ready for training camp. Claiborne has made good progress coming off one of the most serious injuries a player can have and is locked into a 2015 roster spot.
Fri, May 29, 2015 08:28:00 PM

The Cowboys have no plans to exercise Morris Claiborne's fifth-year option.

Fifteen first-round picks from 2012 have already had their options picked up but it appears Claiborne won't be joining them. He's been a major disappointment since getting drafted sixth overall, finishing with a negative grade from Pro Football Focus in each of his three seasons. With Claiborne still ailing from a torn patellar tendon, this was an easy choice for Dallas. Sunday is the official deadline for exercising fifth-year options.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 02:48:00 PM

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