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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.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 2 Months

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder surgery) has been limited to individual drills in OTAs.

"I'm feeling better than ever," Claiborne insisted. "They're sitting me out, just as a precaution. I can't control it, so I'm just doing what they ask me to do, until I'm free, (until) they let me loose." Claiborne was originally expected to be available for the Cowboys' entire offseason program. Claiborne has to get healthy before he can even think about shedding his "bust" status in his third NFL season.

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Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder surgery) expects to be ready for OTAs.

"I'm feeling great," Claiborne said. "I feel like my mind is getting stronger as well as my body. Just rehabbing every day and trying to get stronger. I'll be ready for when we start up our workouts and on to OTAs and minicamp." Coming off two lost seasons, the No. 6 overall pick of the 2012 draft will be under the microscope as Big D's defense attempts to bounce back from its disastrous 2013.

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ESPN.com's Calvin Watkins suggests the Cowboys could consider trading Morris Claiborne.

Claiborne has been a bust through his first two NFL seasons and dealt with multiple injuries last year. He's currently behind Orlando Scandrick as the Cowboys' No. 3 corner and could be shopped for a mid-round pick this offseason. Claiborne is entering a make-or-break year in 2014.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 5 Months

Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne underwent offseason shoulder surgery.

Claiborne missed six games with a hamstring injury, but played through the shoulder issue all year. He also underwent a minor finger surgery, but is not expected to miss any of the Cowboys' offseason program.

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Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 17 against the Eagles and will return to the lineup after missing six of the past seven games.

Claiborne also missed time due to the sudden death of his father and the birth of his daughter. He'll slide right back in as the Cowboys' starting right corner opposite Brandon Carr, while Orlando Scandrick moves back to the slot. Claiborne has been getting roasted in coverage when he has played. He'll see a lot of Riley Cooper, who runs the majority of his routes against right cornerbacks.

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Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) will not play in Week 15 against the Redskins.

Claiborne's rehab has been slowed due to the sudden death of his father and the birth of his baby girl. Orlando Scandrick will fill in once again at right corner, while rookie B.W. Webb will be the third corner in nickel packages.

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Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 14.

Claiborne had a setback with his hamstring injury this week and won't even travel with the team for Monday night's game against the Bears. Orlando Scandrick will continue to replace him at right cornerback, with B.W. Webb playing in nickel packages.

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Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne is done for the day in Week 12 with a hamstring injury.

Claiborne re-tweaked the hamstring injury that cost him the previous several games. An emerging 2012 draft bust, Claiborne has been injury prone and ineffective on the field.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 8 Months

Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) will rejoin the lineup in Week 12.

He's unlikely to regain his starting job from Orlando Scandrick, but could help in nickel and dime packages against the G-Men. "Mo's practiced well the last couple of days, and we're excited about his return," coach Jason Garrett said.