IRVING, Texas After missing all of rookie mini-camp, organized team activities and mini-camp, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne was eager to finally get on the field.
Even though most veterans weren't in attendance, Wednesday was Claiborne's first time practicing with some of his teammates. He's been able to study the playbook and watch from the sidelines but a surgically repaired left wrist has prevented him from participating.
"I feel pretty good with the plays," Claiborne said. "It's the conditioning. You can go out and run 1,000 laps but when you come back and play football you're still not going to be in football shape. So it's going to take some time to get used to that. We've got these three days here so hopefully when everyone reports (Monday) I'll be good."
Admittedly, the sixth overall pick in April's draft felt rusty during his first practice. In punt return action, Claiborne allowed two balls to go through his hands before juggling a third. He also dropped...