Cowboys CB Claiborne Still Out With Knee Injury
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IRVING (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – When Morris Claiborne jammed his left knee during Dallas Cowboys training camp, the cornerback said he would be back the next day.
That was two weeks ago, and Claiborne still hasn’t returned to practice.
“If he does anything, it will be towards the end of the week. I don’t anticipate a lot of action for him this week of practice or this weekend,” said Garrett on Tuesday.
Claiborne has already missed the first three preseason games. There two more tuneup games before the Sept. 8 season opener. The Cowboys will play Cincinnati on Saturday night.
“You never want to rush a player back so you’re jeopardizing him in any way. He’s doing his rehab well and making progress,” said Garrett. “When he’s ready we’ll get him out there practicing and hopefully playing in a ballgame.”
Even after missing his first preseason because of left wrist surgery, then time during his first camp with a sprained MCL in his left knee, Claiborne had 64 tackles, eight pass breakups and an interception while starting 15 games as a rookie.
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