Monday September 29th, 2014

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne has reportedly torn his patellar tendon and is out for the rest of the season, Desmond Purnell of NFL Network reports.

Claiborne was injured with about six minutes remaining in the first quarter of Dallas' 38-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

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After the game, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the team feared Claiborne had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Claiborne was the team's sixth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and Jones said last week that he had not played up to expectations so far during his career. Claiborne skipped a meeting and a walkthrough on Tuesday after learning he would not start against New Orleans. He did return to practice on Wednesday.

Claiborne had seven total tackles and one interception this season for Dallas (3-1), who play the Houston Texans next week. The Cowboys defeated the New Orleans Saints 38-17 on Sunday night, the third straight victory for Dallas after a Week 1 home defeat to the San Francisco 49ers. 

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