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Claiborne "Ready to Play Now"

CB Morris Claiborne missed the entire preseason with a pair of health issues

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Claiborne "Ready to Play Now"

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After an offseason hampered by a couple health issues, Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne says he’ll be at full health come the season opener against the Giants on September 8 in Arlington.

“I’m ready to play now,” Claiborne said, per ESPN Dallas. “I got a couple of more days to better prepare myself and do a little bit more running. I know we’re going to be running a lot during the game. I don’t think it’s no big deal. It’s definitely football shape that you have to be in.”

Early on in camp, Claiborne was sidelined with a bout of migraine. Then he suffered a “jammed” knee in practice, an injury that caused him to miss three weeks. Claiborne returned to practice this week, but he never did play a down this preseason.

“I missed the time, but I can’t get it back,” Claiborne said, “so I just have to move forward and take advantage of the opportunity I have now.”

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