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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.

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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.

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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.

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For the second straight day on Wednesday, Claiborne (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice, the Dallas Morning News reports.

He's hoping to play in Saturday's preseason game, but the Cowboys haven't made an official statement yet regarding his status.

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Claiborne re-injured his shoulder during Wednesday's practice and will miss Saturday's preseason game, the Dallas Morning News reports.

The injury isn't thought to be serious, but the former sixth overall pick's inability to stay healthy is becoming chronic.

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Claiborne (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, the Dallas Morning News reports.

The Cowboys need Claiborne to stay healthy this season, especially with Orlando Scandrick suspended for the first four games of the season.

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Orlando Scandrick's four game suspension means that Claiborne should be in the starting lineup Week 1.

He'll need to stay healthy, which is by no means guaranteed with Claiborne, but this does give him a golden chance to re-establish himself in the Cowboys' secondary.

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Claiborne (knee) returned to practice on Saturday.

Brandon Carr also rejoined the club after missing time due to the death of his mother, so the Cowboys' secondary should be at close to full strength for their next preseason game against the Ravens.

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Claiborne (knee) will not practice Tuesday and will also miss the Cowboys' preseason opener on Thursday, the team's official website reports.

Claiborne is dealing with knee tendinitis, which kept him out of action last week as well. Further, for a player that underwent offseason shoulder and finger surgeries to go with lingering hamstring issues, another injury setback is hardly encouraging for Claiborne, who also lost his starting position to Orlando Scandrick last season. Still, the former No. 6 overall pick in only entering his third NFL season, so returning healthy would be the first step in possibly resurrecting his future prospects.

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Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder surgery) participated in team drills at OTAs Monday.

Claiborne was limited to individual drills at the start of OTAs but is now ready to go and lining up on the outside when the Cowboys are in their nickel defense. Orlando Scandrick is starting on the outside opposite Brandon Carr in the base set. Claiborne wasn't billed as an injury-prone player coming out of LSU.