Claiborne looking to return after bye week

October, 30, 2013
10/30/13
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IRVING, Texas – As expected, cornerback Morris Claiborne did not practice Wednesday because of a hamstring strain suffered in the Dallas Cowboys' loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He is looking to return Nov. 24 against the New York Giants.

“I think the bye week is definitely going to be a big week for me in terms of getting back, as well,” Claiborne said. “If it was up to me, I would do everything I could to play this week, but I know that’s not happening. Probably not much of a chance next week, as well. Just continue to do the things I can do with rehab and hopefully I’ll feel better even sooner.”

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With Claiborne out, the Cowboys likely will be forced to add a cornerback to the 53-man roster, and would look to Micah Pellerin, who is on the practice squad.

Safety Barry Church was also knocked out of the Lions game because of a hamstring injury, but it will not keep him out of Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

“I was able to go out there in practice today and compete at 100 percent,” Church said. “I didn’t feel any gimp in my stride or anything like that, so I should be able to [be] full go for the game Sunday.”

Officially, Church was listed as a limited participant in practice, as was defensive tackle Jason Hatcher, who has been playing through a stinger for the past month.

The Cowboys were also without these starters Wednesday: defensive end DeMarcus Ware (quadriceps), right guard Brian Waters (triceps), safety J.J. Wilcox (knee) and wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring). Safety Danny McCray (toe, hip) and linebacker DeVonte Holloman (neck) also did not practice.

Running back DeMarco Murray (knee) took part in his first full practice since getting hurt Oct. 13 against the Washington Redskins. Running back Lance Dunbar (hamstring), wide receiver Dwayne Harris (hip) and defensive end George Selvie (shoulder) also participated fully.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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