Claiborne injured his hamstring versus the Detroit Lions over the weekend and has not been able to practice since. It would be very surprising if he was able to play this week when the Minnesota Vikings come to town. However, the Cowboys then have a bye week, giving Claiborne an extra week to get to full strength.
Claiborne, a former sixth-overall pick by Dallas two years ago, has struggled to stay on the field this season due to performance. He has only amassed 23 tackles and one interception while playing in the nickel role more often than not.
Without Claiborne in the lineup, the Cowboys will turn to Micah Pellerin, who is currently on Dallas' practice squad.