News: DC.COM: Teammates And Foes Notice Claiborne’s Weekly Growth

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Rowan Kavner Staff Writer

    IRVING, Texas – The focus on Morris Claiborne[​IMG] is finally off his knee and on his performance, as he’s progressing into the type of cornerback the Cowboys hoped he could be when they moved up to snag him in the first round.

    On a defense maligned for its inability to create turnovers, Claiborne now has an interception and a fumble recovery in consecutive weeks. Perhaps more indicative of his play as a cornerback was his ability to keep receiver Hakeem Nicks in check last weekend.

    Claiborne’s beginning to play with the same type of confidence, competitiveness and – as he’d call it – the “swag” the Cowboys saw in him at LSU.

    “If you look at him over the course of the season, you’ve seen him grow physically and also in his demeanor and how aggressive he’s playing,” said head coach Jason Garrett. “There are a couple of plays in (Sunday)’s game where he’s making tackles and he’s really consciously trying to rip the ball out, and the ball didn’t come out, but his mentality is that of a playmaker, and in relation to the football on the back end, that’s a really positive thing for us. I think he’s grown right before our eyes.”

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  2. tomsanders921

    tomsanders921 Well-Known Member

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    I loved it when i saw him trying to rip the ball away as he was making the tackle on a couple occasions last week. That is how defenders are supposed to play.

    Playmakers force turnovers and i hope he develops into a great playmaker.

    Just watch a bears game and you notice how often they go at the ball. That is why they are always near the top in turnovers forced.

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