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Notes: DE Added, Quiet Deadline, Claiborne Injury
IRVING, Texas – Amid a flurry of injuries in Sunday’s loss to the Lions was one to Morris Claiborne that could keep him out of upcoming games.
Jones said on his weekly radio show with 105.3 FM “The Fan” that Claiborne could miss as many as two games with the hamstring injury.
Claiborne hurt his hamstring on a punt return, when he felt it grab. He went to the sideline and kept it heated for part of the second half, but he knew it wasn’t right.
“It was coming in to halftime, so right after that, we went right in,” Claiborne said. “I tried to get it rubbed down and tried to get some tighter compression shorts to put on, went back out in the second half on that first drive and tried to play on it. It was still grabbing at me a little bit, so it wouldn’t make no sense to try to stay out there and damage it more.”
Rookie cornerback B.W. Webb will get more work as a result of Claiborne’s injury. He said he’s excited for the opportunity to start and finish the game and believes he’ll stay in the slot role, while Orlando Scandrick will bump outside on nickel situations.
“It’s a huge opportunity just to get on the field and showcase what I really can do,” Webb said.
All the improbable trade talks can now cease.
The trade deadline came and went Tuesday without much noise around the league. The Cowboys stayed especially quiet, as owner/general manager Jerry Jones said they would earlier in the day.
“I’m not thinking we’re going to make a trade,” Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 FM “The Fan.”
They didn’t have much room to work with cap-wise, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the Cowboys stayed quiet.
A bunch of trade possibilities had floated around the national media regarding the Cowboys, but none were substantiated or went through.
One deal that did go down involved an NFC East foe, as the Eagles sent Isaac Sopoaga to the Patriots, but the big transactions around the league all happened prior to Tuesday’s deadline. The most significant deal was Trent Richardson getting dealt from Cleveland to Indianapolis.
The Cowboys continue to add defensive linemen who were former highly regarded draft picks.
Defensive end Everette Brown, a former second-round pick in 2009, was signed by the Cowboys, who released defensive end Jason Vega to make room on the roster.
Brown, a former Florida State defender, appeared in 28 games and made three starts during his two years with the Panthers, who drafted him. He recorded 35 tackles, six sacks, an interception and three forced fumbles before going to the Chargers in 2011.
He was released in March 2012 and signed with Detroit later that month, but he was released at the end of training camp and spent that year out of football. Brown was released by the Eagles during final camp cuts this year.
The Cowboys had brought Vega up from the practice squad for two games, and he posted two tackles in those appearances.
The team also released practice squad running back Davin Meggett.