Morris Claiborne DB DAL 2 months ago

Claiborne has re-signed with the Cowboys on a one-year, $3 million contract, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Claiborne rejoins the Cowboys after his first four years with the team certainly disappointed. The sixth overall pick in 2012, Claiborne has missed 24 games since entering the league, and has mostly struggled when healthy. That being said, Claiborne still boasts unique athleticism and helps provide depth from a more suitable reserve role within Dallas' secondary.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 4 months ago

Claiborne finished the season with 37 tackles and seven passes defended in 11 games.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He has yet to play a full 16-game schedule in his career, and the former first round pick will head into free agency without much value on the open market. Given his draft pedigree, Claiborne could receive an offer based more of his potential upside than his previous production, but if he doesn't attract much interest, the Cowboys are thin at cornerback and could make an effort to bring him back.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 4 months ago

Claiborne (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against Washington, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Claiborne was able to log limited practices each day this week, but couldn't quite record enough healthy reps to warrant an active status for Week 17. It will be the third straight game the 25-year-old defensive back has sat out.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 4 months ago

Claiborne (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with Buffalo, Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite being listed as questionable throughout the week, the general feeling was that Claiborne would miss a second straight game, and Saturday's news confirms that notion. The LSU product will aim for a Week 17 return, while Terrance Mitchell figures to again see an increased role in Claiborne's absence.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 4 months ago

Claiborne (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He was limited in practice this week, but his status remains uncertain as of Friday afternoon. Claiborne said that he does not believe he will be ready to take the field, but given the questionable tag, it is too early to completely rule him out. We will update his status again closer to the 1:00 ET kickoff Sunday.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 4 months ago

Claiborne (hamstring) doesn't believe he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Bills, DallasCowboys.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Claiborne missed last week's game against the Jets with the hamstring injury, allowing Terrance Mitchell to see significant snaps as the Cowboys' third cornerback, and that will likely be the case again Sunday.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 5 months ago

Claiborne (hamstring) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Jets, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As expected, Byron Jones will get the start at cornerback, with J.J. Wilcox sliding over to safety alongside Barry Church. Jones has made an impact at free safety, recording 49 tackles and defending eight passes, but it remains to be seen how effective he might be at cornerback.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 5 months ago

Claiborne (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Claiborne not expected to suit up, rookie Byron Jones figures to start at cornerback, in turn leaving J.J. Wilcox as the likely starting safety next to Barry Church, according to NBCDFW.com. Terrance Mitchell, who was officially promoted from the practice squad Friday afternoon, has been working as the nickel cornerback at practice, according to 105.3 The FAN's Mike Fisher. The Jets shouldn't have too much trouble moving the ball.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 5 months ago

Claiborne (hamstring/ankle) is active for Monday's game at Washington, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Claiborne missed the past two outings due to hamstring and ankle issues, but his ability to practice fully in advance of the game forecast his return to action. Expect the fourth-year pro to assumed his typical spot at cornerback opposite Brandon Carr.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 5 months ago

Claiborne (hamstring) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Redskins, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Claiborne practiced fully Saturday for the third day in a row, so he is set to return to action Monday after sitting out the previous two games. Expect him to reclaim his job as the starting cornerback opposite Brandon Carr.