Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne should return next week against the Buffalo Bills after missing Saturday’s 19-16 loss to the Jets, Claiborne himself told reporters on Saturday night, per the Dallas Morning News.
Claiborne was held out on Saturday due to a hamstring issue, suffered late in the 28-7 loss to Green Bay last week. The injury was never viewed as anything serious, but it was the third game this season he’s missed because of the hamstring.
Of course, with Claiborne back, that will free up rookie Byron Jones to return to free safety.
Fairly quietly, Claiborne has probably had the best season of his career in 2015, which is good for him because he’s set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Last offseason, the Cowboys declined to exercise the fifth-year option on Claiborne’s rookie contract.
Through 11 games this season, Claiborne has 37 tackles and seven pass break-ups.