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Claiborne Among Five Picks Not Practicing

IRVING, Texas --Cornerback Morris Claiborne (wrist surgery) was the first, and wide receiver Danny Coale (foot surgery) is now the latest Cowboys draft pick to miss offseason work for various reasons.

In all, five of the Cowboys' first seven draft picks are not participating in the first week of OTA's. Claiborne is out of his cast and now wearing a splint for the left wrist tendon he had repaired before the draft in March.

Coale broke a bone in his right foot during Tuesday's first OTA and will miss a few weeks. Third-round defensive end Tyrone Crawford is sitting out with a tweaked calf; fourth-round linebacker Kyle Wilber is recovering from finger surgery; and fourth-round safety Matt Johnson will finish up his quarters-based academic calendar June 11, just before the June 12-14 veteran minicamp.

That leaves only sixth-round tight end James Hannah and seventh-round linebacker Caleb McSurdy representing the 2012 class for now.

"I don't think you adjust your expectations; you just do your best within the circumstances that they're in," head coach Jason Garrett said. "You try to get them as much information as you can get them and allow them to process that as well as they can so when they are back and ready to go, they can jump in at full speed."

This week marks Claiborne's first conditioning work since the surgery. He also has continued to be on the field discussing plays and concepts with coaches and teammates.

"It'll be two more weeks before I can start doing therapy on it," Claiborne said. "I don't think they're going to release me (to practice) until closer till camp.

"I see those guys sweating and tired and I'm all energized. It's just so frustrating because you can't get out there and do it."

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