Cornerback and first round draft pick Morris Claiborne won’t be on the field when the Dallas Cowboys open up the preseason against the Raiders in Oakland this Monday as he recovers from a sprained MCL suffered in the first week of training camp, but he believes he’ll be ready for San Diego on August 18, the team’s second exhibition game.
“I’m just going with what the training staff wants me to do,” Claiborne said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It doesn’t look like I’ll be playing Monday but I’m looking forward to that next week.”
Claiborne told reporters that when he does take the field fin the Dallas Cowboys’ silver and blue for the first time, he will most likely do so in a sleeve on the knee--necessary because, as of now, the sixth overall pick in April’s draft is having issues with lateral movement.
“That’s part of my job, moving laterally,” Claiborne said. “Going straight ahead, I don’t too much feel it.
“But I’m not going to be going straight ahead a lot.”
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