NFL Injuries: Dallas Cowboys Keeping Morris Claiborne Injury Under Wraps

By Jesus Flores
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There’s a situation at Valley Ranch, which hasn’t received much publicity due to the tragedy from Saturday, and the news that Dez Bryant could miss significant time.

That situation is the status of Dallas Cowboys rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne.

In Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Claiborne suffered lacerations to his face on a hit near the sidelines that dislodged his helmet from his head and left him motionless for a few moments before being able to walk.  Reports said that Claiborne suffered a concussion, but head coach Jason Garrett said he wasn’t sure if his cornerback was diagnosed with a concussion or any other type of head injury.

How is that even possible?

How can the head coach sit there and tell us that he doesn’t know if his starting cornerback suffered a concussion or not?  For that, I’m giving Garrett a “C’mon Man!”

Who is Garrett trying to kid here?

The Cowboys did, however, sign cornerback Michael Coe by claiming him off waivers from the Miami Dolphins.  Coe, a five-year veteran, was drafted out of the University of Alabama in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Besides the fact that he’s seen action at the NFL level, Coe also has plenty of special teams ability and could provide depth for the team there, as well.

Don’t know if Coe will be ready to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, but if I were a betting man I’d put my money on him playing.  It will be interesting to see how Rob Ryan integrates, yet, another player into his makeshift defense.

For my sanity, I hope the Cowboys don’t continue losing players to injury.

Jesus Flores is a Dallas Cowboys writer for Follow him on Twitter @SSgtFlo1

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