News: MySA: Cowboys' Claiborne embraces high expectations

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    By Tom Orsborn

    Updated 12:49 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012

    IRVING — Dallas Cowboys first-round pick Morris Claiborne nearly let his emotions get the best of him while talking on the phone Thursday night with team owner Jerry Jones.

    “Once I got that call,” Claiborne said, “it was like everything came back to me: all the hard work, all the time I put into it. And just looking at my family, knowing they are the biggest Cowboys fans ever, looking at their faces just made me tear up.”

    The Cowboys introduced Claiborne to the media Friday after he flew in from New York. Surrounded by his parents, son, girlfriend and other loved ones, the cornerback from LSU received jersey No. 24 from Jones. Then he admitted it still hasn't completely sunk in that he'll be playing for the team he grew up rooting for in Shreveport, La.

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