News: CN: Morris Claiborne Injury Leaves Cowboys Secondary Shorthanded

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    Morris Claiborne Injury Leaves Cowboys Secondary Shorthanded
    Ben Grimaldi


    It’s a new year but the Dallas Cowboys are in a familiar position; injuries continue to ravage the team, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, Morris Claiborne’s injury leaves the Cowboys shorthanded in the secondary.

    Last week it was knee tendinitis that kept Claiborne out of action in the preseason opener, and this week it’ll be a shoulder injury that keeps Mo on the sideline. It has been a disappointing journey for Claiborne during his two seasons in the NFL and some of that can be attributed to injuries. He can’t get better if he doesn’t see the field and that has been a major problem for the cornerback ever since he’s entered the league.

    This isn’t just a Claiborne problem, but he is the poster child for a secondary is short on talent and players right now. Brandon Carr just got to training camp and his availability for the game against the Baltimore Ravens is up in the air, while the other starter CB Orlando Scandrick is likely to see action but he won’t be around for the first month of the season, leaving the defense woefully short on quality corners.

    B.W. Webb, Sterling Moore and Terrance Mitchell are next up at the position but they each have plenty of work to do in order to make an impact on the defense. The team also brought in Justin Green via a trade with the New England Patriots but not much is known of him right now. Moore has the most value and will get the first crack at replacing Scandrick as the slot corner and should be the guy there in the foreseeable future...

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