• Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne has yet to show same ball-hawking skills that he displayed at LSU

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Sep 20, 2013
    He was solid his rookie season but didn’t show the ball-hawking skills he had at LSU. Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne is still looking to get his hands on the ball for the first time this season. Because the Dallas Cowboys traded up to the No. 6 pick in the first round of the 2012 draft, Morris Claiborne will always receive extra attention. The Cowboys traded up eight spots in last year’s NFL draft to make Claiborne the first defensive player selected at sixth overall. On ESPNDallas, the Cowboys’ decision to trade up for Claiborne was debated this week. “That was a big part of his evaluation coming out of school is he made a lot of plays on the ball and he’s just a natural catcher,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “You see it in practice. “We played a game against Philadelphia where they got after him pretty good and one of the things we were most impressed by as coaches, and I’m sure as teammates as well, was how he competed in that ballgame after things really didn’t go his way,” Garrett said Wednesday.
    • Claiborne not paying attention to critics

      IRVING, Texas -- Because the Dallas Cowboys traded up to the No. 6 pick in the first round of the 2012 draft, Morris Claiborne will always receive extra attention. Expectations are naturally high for a player the Cowboys called their highest-rated defen…
    • Mind over matter: Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne tells himself dislocated shoulder no longer hurts

      Cornerback Morris Claiborne continues to tell himself his dislocated shoulder no longer bothers him. Sometimes, he even believes it. “I was trying not to think about it,’’ Claiborne said after Wednesday’s practice. “Even if it was hurting, I was trying …

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