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Morris Claiborne to play

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by iceberg, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    Per DC.com.
  2. funkytown

    funkytown Well-Known Member

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    excellent news. We need all the secondary help we can get this week.
  3. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    Yes we do. I was wondering if anybody watched the all 22 film from last week? It seemed like Mo's replacements were getting exploited less than he has been this year.
  4. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Mo has been decent this year. I don't think he'll be in the running for the all rookie team or anything. I'm hopeful he'll make a big 2nd year jump.

    I've come to the grips with the fact that he isn't going to be a Deion / Woodson / Bailey / Revis type -- despite the fact that Cowboys floated their view after they drafted him that he was the best CB prospect than Deion.

    I think he can be a Pro-Bowler. I think the comparisons made during the draft to Joe Hayden (the top CB drafted in 2010) were pretty accurate.
  5. demdcowboys#1

    demdcowboys#1 Well-Known Member

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    Great, Let's hope he is ready for a true test of his ability! NOW is the time to step up ROOKIE!!
  6. wittenacious

    wittenacious Active Member

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    IRVING, Texas -- The first injury report of the week had some good news involving the secondary.

    Cornerback Morris Claiborne was a full participant in practice on Wednesday.

    Safety Charlie Peprah (foot) was also a full participant in practice on Wednesday and got work with the first-team defense.

    Linebacker Ernie Sims (concussion) didn't practice but passed a concussion test. He has to undergo another one on Thursday.


    Read more: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowb...s-claiborne-is-a-full-participant-in-practice
  7. popp1234

    popp1234 You will never outwork me, you talented bum! Zone Supporter

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    Good news, indeed. :)
  8. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    all hands on deck. :bow:
  9. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    you know I am really surprised by it. I studied both Patrick Peterson and Claiborne and I was convinced Claiborne would be the better pro CB. I think I was wrong. Even though Peterson also didn't have a great rookie season he had moments of 'wow' that guy can be special. I haven't seen any of those moments with Mo...just looks steady. Its unfortunate for Dallas because they needed impact from that high of a pick. I still think Mo can improve but its his lack of aggressiveness that has me leaning on Peterson being the much better pro player.
  10. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Please show me a Sensabaugh Peprah safety pairing! Get McCray OUT
  11. MissouriCowboy

    MissouriCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Peprah would be great. Get MCcRAY OUT OF THERE.
  12. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    Peterson also had a bunch of, as Warren Saap so eloquently puts it, "C'mon Man!" moments in his rookie season. Claiborne hasn't really had that and I fully expect him to come on as the absolute #1 corner next season. He's going to be a special player for us.
  13. MissouriCowboy

    MissouriCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Agree. Claiborne has played pretty fair while at a learning curve. I am not to worried about him.
  14. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Below is a link to a thread from some stats I pulled in the offseason covering what expectations should be for a first round rookie corner. Mo has been what we should expect and there's been nothing in his play that suggests he won't develop into a star.

    http://cowboyszone.com/forums/dallascowboys.php?t=238668
  15. MissouriCowboy

    MissouriCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Nation good link there. Thanks.
  16. perrykemp

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  17. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    personally I don't see it. I see him maybe having a Newman career but I never considered Newman to be star. Steady is word I would use to describe Claiborne. I haven't seen anything dynamic like I saw in Peterson last year and more so this year as CB. Mo came into the league more timid than Peterson and its translating on field. I always felt you only make that trade up in draft if a player is dynamic.
  18. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    I think Claiborne can be a Pro-bowler, however, The one thing I haven't seen any evidence of is elite athleticism. I guess I am saying his ceiling is a bit lower than somebody like Peterson.
  19. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He's had Ups to go with his Downs and between that and his pedigree that should be solid assurance.

    Peterson was horrific as a cornerback last year. He was a dynamic returner, but Mo has outplayed him big time as far as cornerback play in a rookie season.
  20. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    Hallelujah! :beatit:

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