Blackmon, the No. 5 overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars, missed the first two weeks of training camp in a contract stalemate. Blackmon was active, but did not play, in the Jaguars' preseason opener, but has ascended to the first-team offense as the team expedites the development of a player expected to be their No. 1 receiver for seasons to come.
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"I don't know. But as of now, I'm getting myself ready to play the whole game," Claiborne said of his expected playing time according to Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The Cowboys used Claiborne's absence to take extended looks at defensive backs, specifically Teddy Williams, in Monday night's thrilling 3-0 win over the Oakland Raiders. It would not be a surprise if Rob Ryan wanted to take a longer look at Claiborne, but as is the case with Blackmon, a cautious approach this soon after getting him back on the field might be best.