Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne was held out of team drills during the first day of OTAs on Tuesday, a cautionary measure as Claiborne continues to rehab after undergoing shoulder surgery this offseason.
While the team worked out on the field, Claiborne stayed off to the side, going through conditioning work.
The Cowboys have plenty of reason to treat Claiborne with such care. He missed six games a year ago as he dealt with hamstring issues, and even when he was on the field, he was playing through the shoulder injury that required the aforementioned surgery. When he came to Dallas in 2012, he was dealing with a surgically repaired wrist.
“You want players to play. There’s no question about that,” said head coach Jason Garrett, via ESPN Dallas. “Mo’s had to deal with whatever it’s been over the course of the first couple of years of his career, but he’s also played a lot football for us, too. He’s done a great job this offseason coming back from his injury and getting stronger. He looks physically stronger to us. He’s moving around really well. We just want to do the right thing for him as we get going in these OTAs.”
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