The Dallas Cowboys were hoping to get second-year cornerback Morris Claiborne back from a hamstring injury last week but the death of his father and the birth of a new baby threw the plan off track. Claiborne will again miss another week due to the injury as ESPN Dallas is reporting Claiborne has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.
Dallas’ defense has been historically bad this season and while they were that way with Claiborne on the field, not having him out there to help isn’t making things any easier on the defense. Washington is hardly the Denver Broncos but the Cowboys are fighting for their playoff lives and could use any help they can get.
Claiborne’s injury keeping him out of another is just one more notch in the wrong direction for Monte Kiffin’s unit that has been ravaged by injuries to starters all season long. Linebacker Sean Lee is likely done for the season and other dings all over the defense have made things difficult on everyone in Dallas.
Washington isn’t a major threat but Kirk Cousins is playing for his NFL future and after his great game against Atlanta’s bad defense last week, you ave to imagine he’s salivating over the idea of playing a unit even worse than the one he faced last Sunday.