Cowboys still have hopes disappointing Claborne can be a top cornerback but time is running out

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    That Morris Claiborne has been a disappointment in two years with the Cowboys that no one on the staff tries to sugar coat things anymore.

    He was billed as the best cornerback prospect since Hall of Famer Deion Sanders. The Cowboys thought so much of him they traded up in 2012 to take him with the sixth overall pick.

    Claiborne has responded with two injury plagued seasons, featuring just two interceptions in 25 games played, while losing his starting job to former nickel cornerback Orlando Scandrick.

    But while the Cowboys have been disappointed, secondary coach Jerome Henderson said no one in organization is ready to give up on Claiborne.

    "Obviously when you draft a guy that high you want him to be your guy," Henderson said. "Again, we hope he becomes that guy.

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  2. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    I think the team is starting to come to grips with the fact that he is a bust. They are using words like "we hope" when talking about if MO is ever going to be a top corner. Doesn't sound like they are very confident.
  3. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    Really? I took the opposite from Henderson's comment: that they like him as a player but he's out of injury time and needs to show it.
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  4. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I didn't see that from those comments.

    They appear to be taking the next man up approach. Claiborne either steps up or he doesn't but either way they're moving forward.
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  5. CT Dal Fan

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    Hasn't Claiborne been hurt in each of his first two training camps? That might have something to do with his sub-par play, too.
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  6. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    Evidently, Mo is busting his tail to get stronger and have more durability in the process. At least, Jerome Henderson credits him with doing as much. It'd be a shame to see that 1st and 2nd round pick go to waste on a guy who's a bust. We'd all best hope Jerome isn't wasting his time and ours hoping for something that isn't destined to happen. I'll surely be pulling for Claiborne to succeed.
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  7. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, what do you expect him to say? When was the last time anyone in this organization did anything but blow sunshine up everyone's back side? If he can't get it done this year, he should be shown the door. We can only hope that he figures it out.
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  8. rocyaice

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    Kind of hard to believe something like that when he has had two different DC's and he has been hurt in both of his training camps. I don't think that's what those comments say at all....but I do think your opinion is along the lines of how fans think of MO.
  9. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    They haven't blown sunshine about Claiborne. The guy lost his job I year two. Or with Carter, who's in the hot spot. Or Austin, who was cut.

    Football teams generally try to be positive or neutral publicly. It's part of building a culture, but Dallas hardly goes out of its way to pump sunshine. You just need to take it in its public context.
  10. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    I respectfully disagree. Jerry Jones sells sunshine like no other, and people eat it up.
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  11. slick325

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    LOL! The kid is in his 3rd season and was injured coming into each of his first 2 seasons. Funny because every game he actually played it seemed our defense played well enough to be in the game. Especially the last game of the season when nearly everyone in the Zone figured Philly would kill the 'Boys since Romo was out and the D was horrific. Also, the 1st Philly game where their vaunted offense couldn't get off at all. When all three CB's were present.....Dallas was actually decent on defense. Go figure!

    Can't wait for the season to start so Coach Rod and Coach Kiff can use the CB's like Seattle uses theirs. Press man with mixed safety coverage behind them instead of a straight Tampa 2. Sure hope the fans are actually paying attention to what Coach Kiff referenced yesterday regarding Seattle's progress from year one to year two to year three. Sounds to me that Dallas may actually use the CB's the same way Coach Carroll does in Seattle since it fits their skill-set. have my support and belief. Knowing your agent well not withstanding.....
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  12. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    what is this pumping of the sunshine mean?
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  13. Zordon

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    I see what you're seeing. The language has definitely changed. Steven Jones has been much more stringent in his comments about Claiborne.
  14. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Your position coach should be your biggest proponet. It isnt coming through here.
  15. cowboyblue22

    cowboyblue22 Well-Known Member

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    so sad we wasted a second on him that could of brought good player hope he works out but it don't look good
  16. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    What sucks is that in that year, there were some damn good second round picks.
  17. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    Sounds pretty supportive to me.
  18. bkight13

    bkight13 Capologist

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    There really aren't that many that have stood out so far. Considering we just picked up the #22 overall pick(Weeden) from that Draft for nothing, I would say Claiborne is far from a bust.
  19. pupulehaole

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    Claiborne is sadly a huge bust. This will be his 3rd year and I just don't see anything changing from his previous 2. Hopefully I am wrong but i think not sadly.
  20. ehcrossing

    ehcrossing Waiting for six

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    Did they say they would play press man coverage?

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