Morris Claiborne DB DAL 3 Months

Claiborne (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, officially ending his season, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

This was inevitable, after Claiborne suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee during last Sunday's win over the Saints. Selected No. 6 overall in the 2012 draft, Claiborne was demoted from the starting lineup last week, putting his future with the club beyond this season in question. Sterling Moore is expected to inherit his role as the nickel corner moving forward.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 3 Months

Claiborne suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee during Sunday's game against the Saints and will now miss the remainder of this season, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Claiborne's injury was confirmed by an MRI on Monday and completes a tumultuous week for the former first-round pick. Prior to Sunday's game, Claiborne was demoted to the Cowboys' No. 3 cornerback, which caused him to skip last Tuesday's practice session while disappointed. Now, Claiborne will be sidelined for the rest of this season, which will limit him to just 14 games played over the past two years. As a result, Sterling Moore is expected to serve as the Cowboys' nickel cornerback moving forward.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 3 Months

Claiborne (knee) may have suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's game, ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports.

While no diagnosis has been confirmed, owner Jerry Jones revealed that the team fears a torn ACL. If that turns out to be the case, it will finish a tumultuous season for Claiborne, who skipped a Tuesday practice after learning of his demotion from the starting lineup. He was only demoted to nickel corner, meaning he still had an important role in the defense, one that Sterling Moore is now positioned to fill.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 3 Months

Claiborne is questionable to return after suffering a left leg injury during the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Saints, the Dallas Morning News' Brandon George reports.

The Cowboys will likely spend most of Sunday's game in their nickel defense, and only have four cornerbacks active. Claiborne didn't put any weight on his left leg while exiting the field, leaving Dallas with just three healthy cornerbacks, at least for the time being. Sterling Moore figures to take on most of Claiborne's snaps.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 3 Months

Claiborne returned to the Cowboys' facility Wednesday and is expected to play Sunday against the Saints, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Claiborne left the team facility Tuesday upon being notified that he had lost his starting cornerback position to Orlando Scandrick. As a result, Claiborne missed the Cowboys' walkthrough in advance of Sunday's game versus New Orleans. Nonetheless, the underachieving former first-rounder was reportedly back at team meetings Wednesday and is slated to suit up Sunday. While Brandon Carr and Scandrick will assume the Cowboys' starting cornerback duties, Claiborne should still see significant playing time against the Saints' pass-happy offense.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 3 Months

Claiborne, upon hearing he had lost his starting spot to Orlando Scandrick, skipped the team's walk-thru Tuesday and left the training complex, putting his status for Sunday's game against the Saints in doubt, the Dallas Morning News' David Moore reports.

He made a big interception late in last week's game against the Rams, but prior to that play he had been perhaps the worst Cowboys defender on the field, so the demotion was in order. The Cowboys will fine Claiborne for his defiance, but his presence would likely be desirable against the Saints' prolific passing attack. Those relying on Claiborne in IDP leagues would probably be best off finding a better option, as he'll be seeing fewer snaps going forward and could be unavailable this week.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 3 Months

Claiborne recorded three tackles and a fourth quarter interception that snuffed out the Rams' final drive in Sunday's come-from-behind 34-31 win.

With Orlando Scandrick back in the lineup from his suspension, Claiborne stepped up and staked his claim to a starting spot. Both corners will likely see plenty of snaps next week against the pass-happy Saints though, regardless of who gets named the starter opposite Brandon Carr.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 4 Months

Claiborne didn't end up playing in Thursday's preseason finale, and says he's still dealing with pain in his right shoulder, the Dallas Morning News reports.

The cornerback insists he'll be able to play through the pain, albeit with the help of a shot before Week 1's matchup against the 49ers. The Cowboys need Claiborne to become a reliable, productive member of their secondary, but it's hard to imagine him stepping up while dealing with chronic shoulder trouble.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 4 Months

Claiborne (shoulder) says he'll play in Thursday's final preseason game, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Injuries have prevented Claiborne from getting in any of the Cowboys' preseason games so far, so he'll suit up with the scrubs on Thursday. Unless he gets nicked up again, always a possibility with Claiborne, he should be in the starting lineup for Week 1.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 4 Months

Claiborne (shoulder) took first-team snaps during Monday's practice, ESPN Dallas reports.

Claiborne re-injured his surgically repaired shoulder almost two weeks ago, which coupled with knee tendinitis, has cost the oft-injured cornerback the Cowboys' three preseason games to date. However, with Orlando Scandrick suspended for four games to begin the regular season, Claiborne is expected to start at cornerback, so returning to action Monday is a step in the right direction.