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Dallas Cowboys Snatch Up Morris Claiborne in Shocking Trade
Jerry Jones loves his drama. And he just destroyed mock drafts all over the country.
People saw a number of trades coming, nobody saw this one coming. Dallas demonstrated that they were tired of people running and more to the point, throwing all over their defense.
Dallas saw the chance to improve their secondary and jumped at it. Claiborne is a quality draft pick and he has the possibility to shut down one side of the field.
But at the end of the day, I think this is going to be a trade the Cowboys regret. This is not to say that Claiborne will be a bust, but I don't expect there to be a significant difference between the two. And this trade could not have come cheap.
Safeties tend to cover more of the field. While Claiborne could possibly shut down one side of the field, Barron could affect all of it.
So enjoy the moment, Dallas. You've tricked us all. But once again, I think this turns out to be all fl...
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Reports are coming out that the Cowboys are actively planning a move that will garner them a 2nd round pick for tonight’s draft. The Cowboys obviously are trying to recoup a pick since they gave their’s up to move up for Claiborne.
PFT is reporting that the Cowboys are actively shopping CB Mike Jenkins. I think this is a good idea, we still have Scandrick who has been the primary...
I absolutely love this trade for both teams.
The Dallas Cowboys now have one the game’s best duos at cornerback in Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr. Claiborne is arguably more NFL-ready than Patrick Peterson was a year ago (at least in terms of coverage) and will make an immediate impact in Dallas.
As for the trade, I’m ok with teams trading up for players when they believe...
According to Rotoworld.com, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that the Dallas Cowboys don’t anticipate Alabama safety Mark Barron being available when they’re on the clock with the 14th overall pick.
“The sense I get among the Cowboys right now, is that they understand that Mark Barron is unlikely to be available to them,” Werder said. “… They seem somewhat content with that...
I typically don’t praise teams that trade up as far as the Dallas Cowboys, but I have to give them credit for addressing a glaring need with the best player at the position.
By adding Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne, the Cowboys have completely overhauled their secondary and now have, at least on paper, the look of a top-10 defense. The Cowboys did part with their 2nd round pick...
The Cowboys need to fill a lot of holes on their roster yet and need a second round pick to do it. They only way they can do that is to trade more picks or start clearing the roster. The only question is who will they trade to get there.
Jenkins time in Dallas could be done.
The first two players that come to mind are Mike Jenkins and Felix Jones. It would surprise me to see either...
After the Cowboys drafted him in the first round, Morris Claiborne said that the only reason he performed so poorly on the test was because he "only finished 15 or 18 questions."
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Jerry Jones says the Dallas Cowboys have been able to do everything they wanted to do this offseason despite the NFL reducing their salary cap.
The NFL took away 10 million in cap space from the Cowboys and 36 million from the Washington Redskins. The two NFC East teams were penalized for overloading contracts in the 2010 uncapped season despite league warnings...
Facebook.com/DallasCowboysBy Glenn ErbyNFL WriterThe Dallas Cowboys got their man, except it wasn’t exactly the man I thought they would get. For weeks and minutes leading up to the draft I campaigned for the Cowboys to select Alabama safety Mark Barron.The Cowboys secondary as a whole has been a mess the past few seasons. Corners who struggle to cover past two seconds, no big...
The first round of the 2012 NFL draft was perhaps it’s most eventful. It was raining trades as teams made moves to secure their futures. Here’s the biggest moments of the night with video.
#1 Deal of the Day: Cowboys Trade Up For Morris Claiborne
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IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys have used their second draft pick on another defender, selecting defensive end Tyrone Crawford from Boise State.
Dallas got Crawford with the 81st overall pick in the third round Friday. It was the Cowboys' only pick on the second night of the draft.
The Cowboys selected LSU All-American cornerback Morris Claiborne with the No. 6 overall...
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“Day 1 starters? You can’t say that. Nobody can say that, but at some point in their careers, you would like to think that they’re a starter, and the sooner the better,” Garrett...
Through all the mock drafts and all the interviews Cowboys fans were convinced that either Mark Barron, David DeCastro or even Michael Brockers would be selected in the first round. But as I sat watching the draft last night and also watching the Cowboys War Room on my laptop I noticed something strange happening as the draft approached the 6th overall pick in the first round. The...
Deion wasn’t arrested, but his claims that he didn’t do anything wrong do not appear to be 100% true.
There is at least some doubt in the police mind that Deion was innocent in the incident.
Former Dallas Cowboys star Deion Sanders has been charged with misdemeanor simple assault in the wake of an altercation with his estranged wife that got her arrested at their mansion...