Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr says Morris Claiborne "held his own" during his rookie season. Claiborne was the No. 1 defensive player on the Cowboys' draft board. The franchise showed their commitment by trading up and drafting the cornerback with the sixth overall selection.
Claiborne, who finished with one interception, eight passes defended and 55 tackles, didn't experience a smooth transition from college to the pros. He missed all of rookie mini-camp, organized team activities and mini-camp because of a surgically repaired left wrist. The LSU standout then missed some of training camp with a left knee injury and one regular season game with a concussion.
Carr, a five-year veteran, talked on Friday about how much Claiborne can improve in his second year with a full offseason under his belt.
"It's a full offseason for him to get better in the classroom and on the field," Carr said after reading to children for a United Way event at Edward Titche Elementary School in D...