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Cowboys CB Claiborne said shoulder popped out of place

Morris Claiborne said his left shoulder popped out of place while making a tackle late in the third quarter Sunday night.

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys starting cornerback Morris Claiborne said his left shoulder popped out of place while making a tackle late in the third quarter Sunday night.


Team trainers put Claiborne's shoulder back into place, and he returned during the fourth quarter, wearing a protective brace. The injury occurred when Claiborne used his left shoulder to tackle New York Giants tight end Brandon Myers near the Cowboys sideline.


Claiborne said Sunday night that he felt OK but won't know the full extent of the injury until Monday.


"I wasn't even worried about the pain," Claiborne said. "I was worried that my shoulder was out and I'm injured again. I just wanted them to get it back so I could get back on the field."


Claiborne missed all of five preseason games while nursing a jammed left knee.



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