Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) breaks up a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery (17) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys' Morris Claiborne will sit out Monday's game

Morris Claiborne, corner back of the Dallas Cowboys, will miss his second straight game with a hamstring. It’s his fourth game of the last five that he has missed.

He played on November 24 against the New York Giants, but Claiborne re-injured his hamstring that game and hasn’t played since.

Claiborne spoke with the Shreveport Times about his recent injury woes.

Although his teammates have pushed the Cowboys back into first place in the NFC East, Claiborne often ponders if it’s in his best interest to be on the sidelines if he’s reduced to sweatpants.

“It’s really tough,” Claiborne told The Times as teammates in adjacent stalls unbuckled shoulder pads in the Cowboys’ locker room. “If I can’t be there to help, it’s hard just standing around.”

In addition to the inner wrestling match on game days, Claiborne’s competition is currently 6:30 a.m. therapy sessions and the all-important virtue named patience.

“When you have an injury that lingers around … you think you’re over it, then you go back to doing your job and it’s hindering you again and then it sets you back.”

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