Cowboys’ Morris Claiborne says he won’t play Sunday against Redskins


The Dallas Cowboys have been struggling with injuries all season long. Second-year cornerback Morris Claiborne has been one of the afflicted players and he said he’d miss Sunday’s important game against the Washington Redskins.

Claiborne was supposed to play against the Packers last week, but he missed the game. Claiborne had a roller coaster of a week with the death of his father and the birth of his daughter, Madison. Those things sidetracked his rehabilitation of a hamstring injury.

“Getting treatment and not being here to do stuff because I had to go home, it set us back,” Claiborne told KESN-FM. “It was a big setback. … I’m in the same sense of where I was the first time. So I sat down with the trainers and we talked about it, and it could go either way. ‘We need you. But we’re not going to play you this week.’ (It) gives it a little bit more time and see what happens for the last game.”

The Cowboys are also expecting to be without middle linebacker Sean Lee.

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  • SmartThinking

    Why is Claiborne making this decision? Isn’t there a team physician that determines who is fit to play and who isn’t.?

    Claiborne is just one of many players on this team who should be asked not to return. He’s hurt this team by not playing and he’s hurt this team when he’s played.