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Jerry Jones Expects Claiborne To Play, Murray To Sit Out Sunday

CB Morris Claiborne and RB DeMarco Murray were injured in Sunday's loss to the Ravens



    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in his weekly appearance on 105.3-FM The Fan on Tuesday that DeMarco Murray would most likely miss Sunday’s match-up with the Panthers in Carolina, but rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne will play.

    Claiborne suffered a left knee injury in the second quarter of the loss to the Ravens but was able to return in the fourth quarter. Murray suffered a sprained foot, also in the second quarter, and after missing most of the second half, could miss a few weeks. Both players underwent MRIs at Valley Ranch on Monday.

    “I think we were encouraged that his sprain was not any more serious than it is,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s a tough guy. I regret that we’re not going to have him against Carolina, which looks obvious. I’m encouraged that we’re going to have him as we move along. He’s playing outstanding. He’s going to get better and better.”

    Claiborne’s injury, meanwhile, looked a lot worse than it was, apparently. The rookie hit the turf, clutching at the knee on the play in question, but said afterward that he felt okay.

    “As I saw it [Monday],” Jones said, “I’m expecting Claiborne to play.”

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