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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Cowboys Injury Update: Morris Claiborne needs pain-killing shot to play

By on 8/30/2014 11:15:00 AM

The Dallas Cowboys are fortunate that Morris Claiborne will be ready to play week one. He's been dealing with a sprained ac joint, which hasn't allowed him to get him on the field all preseason. It has to be concerning to the Cowboys that his first game reps of the season are going to be coming in the regular season vs. the San Francisco 49ers.

Brandon George of reports that Morris Claiborne will have to take a pain-killing shot before the week one game. Claiborne told reporters that he might take a shot before every game, that is if the pain doesn't go away. Claiborne said that he will be dealing with pain in his shoulder for 'pretty much' the whole year.

It's no certainty that Claiborne will be able to stay on the field for all 16 games, and if he doesn't the Cowboys could be in serious trouble. They're already lacking defensive pieces as is, especially with Orlando Scandrick out for four games with a substance abuse suspension.

This means that Brandon Carr needs to be a shutdown corner, and that's going to be tough to ask of him because he isn't a shutdown corner. Carr is almost getting paid shutdown corner money, though, so time to earn your money.

Either way, the missed preseason games (ten straight) don't mean too much to me when it comes to Claiborne. He's going to do whatever it takes to be out there on Sunday's and that's what matters. Now, it's up to him and his teammates to decide if they're going to go out there on Sunday's and play well.

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