"Getting treatment and not being here to do stuff because I had to go home, it set us back," Claiborne told KESN-FM. "It was a big setback. ... I'm in the same sense of where I was the first time. So I sat down with the trainers and we talked about it, and it could go either way. 'We need you. But we're not going to play you this week.' (It) gives it a little bit more time and see what happens for the last game."
The loss of Claiborne further chips away at a sunk defense already missing middle linebacker Sean Lee. Drafted sixth overall last season to transform the Dallas secondary, Claiborne has struggled to stay on the field and currently sits as the league's 90th-ranked cornerback, per Pro Football Focus.