It's easy to be disappointed in Dallas Cowboys' cornerback Morris Claiborne. And I get it. The Cowboys spent (essentially) a high first and second round pick on him and he has failed to live up to expectations. In two seasons, he has only two interceptions and has missed seven games due to multiple injuries. And when he has played, he hasn't looked like the 6th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. It's is easy for fans to call him a bust when they see what other players in the same draft have produced at the NFL level. But I re-watched Claiborne this week and I actually came away very encouraged. I saw a lot of progress from him. It seems that he was starting to "get it". Claiborne struggled with the transition from a 3-4 attacking defense under Rob Ryan to a Monte Kiffin 4-3. And the hardest thing for Morris Claiborne was hand technique in space. Below is a play from week one in which Claiborne played sloppy technique against Hakeem Nicks. I apologize for the far away camera view, but you can't get a true feel at how good or bad a corner is playing unless you watch the All-22 camera angle and see what his responsibilities are. Let's take a look: Claiborne was suppose to force Nicks to the middle by playing "outside" technique. This is something we saw often in 2013 under Kiffin. The linebackers and safeties are asked to fill the middle throwing lanes, while the corners protect the numbers. Read the rest at: http://cover32.com/cowboys/2014/02/13/expectations-for-morris-claiborne-in-2014/ Note: Very important to read the full article to see why he improved in 2013.