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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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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. Nov 22 - 9:52 AM

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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.
Nov 20 - 5:03 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.
Nov 20 - 9:43 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.
Nov 1 - 9:58 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
Oct 31 - 2:03 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.
Oct 31 - 10:02 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.
Oct 30 - 11:53 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.
Oct 16 - 6:01 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.
Aug 18 - 8:48 AM

The Cowboys switched Morris Claiborne from right to left cornerback during OTA season.

Accordingly, Brandon Carr moved from the left to the right side. Per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys "hope it revives the careers of Carr and Claiborne," both of whom have been major disappointments in Dallas and are entering contract years. Claiborne had 11 interceptions in his final two seasons at LSU. He has just three picks in four years with Dallas. We wouldn't bet on the cornerback switches making a significant 2016 difference.
Jul 3 - 9:46 PM

Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News has been impressed with CB Morris Claiborne's performance at OTAs.

George also mentioned Brandon Carr as an offseason standout. Both players seem motivated heading into their contract years. Beat writer Jon Machota agrees that Claiborne is "going all out" this spring, diving for balls and playing tight coverage. Claiborne has underachieved mightily since entering the league as the No. 6 overall pick in 2012.
Jun 13 - 12:34 PM

Cowboys re-signed CB Morris Claiborne to a one-year, $3 million contract.

It says plenty about Claiborne's so-far disappointing career that his interception-less 2015 season was his best ever, finishing 112th among 118 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' cornerback grades. His free agent market was predictably nonexistent. Claiborne will return to battle for a starting job.
Mar 11 - 4:44 PM

The Dallas Morning News' Brandon George does not expect the Cowboys to re-sign impending free agent CB Morris Claiborne.

The writing was on the wall after the Cowboys declined to pick up his fifth-year option last offseason. The No. 6 overall pick in 2012, Claiborne has played just 40 games in four seasons and has not been effective even when healthy. He should find a cold market.
Feb 16 - 10:34 AM

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

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

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