Second-year cornerback Morris Claiborne will miss a second consecutive preseason game with a left knee injury, but an MRI showed no structural damage and the Cowboys don’t seem to be all that concerned about Claiborne’s status moving forward.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said this week that the team fully expects Claiborne to be available for the regular season opener against the Giants.
"He's a young player," Jones said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "The injuries that he’s having are not what you call the kinds of injuries that would be chronic or you'd expect to be dealing with down the road, to the extent down the road means opening night. So all of those things are not a concern.
“We know the kinds of things he’s been dealing with. He’s every bit the player we thought he was. He’s every bit the athlete we thought he was. And he’s got the size for us, and we’re fine with that, so he ought to be a healthy player and ought to be a healthy player for us soon, right now, opening game."
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