Cowboys defensive back Claiborne improving, but not yet ready

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Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said cornerback Mo Claiborne has improved in his rehabilitation from the left knee injury that has sidelined him the past couple weeks.

He has made progress by starting to run and doing some change of direction drills. Claiborne will not play against Cincinnati on Saturday night, but the Cowboys are hopeful of getting him back on the practice field next week.

“It’s been positive,” Garrett said. “He ran again today [Thursday] and did some good work, some changing direction work. He’s making progress each and every day. It’s important that he does, that he keeps growing. We don’t anticipate him playing this weekend, but these next few days are really important for him to hopefully get back on the practice field at some point next week.”

Familiar faces

Among the many notable rookies on the Cincinnati roster is punter/kicker Quinn Sharp, a graduate of Mansfield Summit High School.

Sharp, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Oklahoma State, is listed as the backup punter behind Kevin Huber, and backup kicker behind Mike Nugent.

Also in the Bengals’ rookie class is running back Rex Burkhead (Plano High/Nebraska), wide receiver Cobi Hamilton (Texarkana Texas High/Arkansas), linebacker Sean Porter (Texas A&M) and defensive end Margus Hunt (SMU).

A few more notable connections are quarterback Andy Dalton from TCU, former Cowboys cornerbacks Terence Newman and Adam “PacMan” Jones and former Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

Bag policy

The NFL has instituted a new bag policy at all NFL stadiums.

Permissible items include:

•  Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC totes and do not exceed 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches.

•  One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc or similar).

•  Small clutch purses/bags approximately the size of a hand — not to exceed 5.5” x 8.5” in size — with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bag options.

•  Binoculars or a phone or camera can be carried into the stadium so long as they are not in their own bag.

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

Some of the prohibited items include coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, computer bags, camera bags and any bag or purse larger than the permissible size.

There are no limitations on tailgating items.

Stadium gates

Parking lots at AT&T Stadium will open at 2 p.m. for Saturday night’s game.

The plazas will open at 4 p.m. and stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Fans should allow additional travel time to the stadium because of the increased traffic in the entertainment district.

Following the conclusion of the game, the East bound HOV lane on I-30 will be open for traffic returning to the central Dallas area.

Carlos Mendez, 817-390-7407 Twitter: @calexmendez

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