Cowboys CB Claiborne hoping to return soon

BY foxsports • November 22, 2013

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne has said the last couple weeks that he would return for the New York Giants game this Sunday.

Claiborne has sat out the last two weeks with a strained hamstring he suffered on Oct. 27 in Detroit.

"I feel better now than I did coming into the beginning of the year," Claiborne said Friday. "I'm just anxious to get back out there with my teammates."

Claiborne separated his shoulder in the season opener against the Giants and had been wearing a shoulder harness during games and practice. He did not wear the harness during Friday's practice.

"I didn't even notice that I didn't have it on," Claiborne said. "I got a lot stronger with i. Hopefully I won't have to wear it in the game."

With Orlando Scandrick making the most of his time in the starting lineup with Claiborne out, last year's sixth overall pick will likely work as the team's nickel corner on Sunday.

"I accept everything that comes to me, whatever is better for the team," Claiborne said. "Obviously Scandrick's been playing great this year. Base snaps and nickel snaps, we really think of it as we are both starting corners because we're both in the game the whole game. There's not much base [defense] being played."


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