Jason Garrett: Cowboys 'would never just put one guy' on Gronkowski

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett took some pressure off rookie defensive back Byron Jones on Wednesday. Garrett said covering New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski won’t rest solely on Jones’ shoulders. That’s good news for the 6-foot-1, 198-pound UConn product, who has impressed through four games, but seems unmatched to shadow the 6-foot-6, 265-pound Gronkowski...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski will go off if Sean Lee can’t play

The New England Patriots’ Week 4 matchup became significantly less competitive when the injury bug bit the Dallas Cowboys’ offense hard early in the season. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant have been replaced by Brandon Weeden and the likes of Devin Street and Cole Beasley, respectively. It’s tough to write off any opponent, but given the Patriots’...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys lose RB Lance Dunbar for season as injuries continue to pile up

According to Todd Archer of, Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar is “almost certainly” done for the season with a knee injury he sustained against the Saints on Sunday night. “You’ve got no choice [but to bounce back],” cornerback Morris Claiborne said, via “That’s our job. Even though you don’t want to or not, you have to...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys CB Mo Claiborne says defense always has to carry team

Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne says the defense has always had the urgency to carry the team to victory, even with quarterback Tony Romo healthy and under center and receiver Dez Bryant lined up wide. "We feel it, but that's our approach every week with Romo, with Dez," Claiborne told KESN-FM Wednesday. "We, as a defense, we feel like we have to go out and play. We have to go...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Rookies to watch

It is no doubt that the Dallas Cowboys are gearing up for a tough season ahead of them. With the looming trend of having a fallout year after a successful season (2007,2009), the Eagles concocting a legitimate threat to the division, and the rest of the NFC upgrading their rosters, the Cowboys have their work cut out for them. As with the constant pressure to perform every season...
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Players that Stood Out Against Vikings

The Cowboys needed to get some clarity at several positions and the dress rehearsal game against the Vikings offered some answers. Here are the players that stood out to me: Randy Gregory Davon Coleman Darren McFadden Morris Claiborne Lucky Whitehead You have to like the hustle and speed of Randy Gregory, he’s going to pose some issues for some of the heftier tackles in the league...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Pressure is on CB Morris Claiborne after loss of Orlando Scandrick

The Dallas Cowboys must now turn to former first round pick cornerback Morris Claiborne after losing their top cover man Orlando Scandrick, who tore his ACL and is out for the season. Claiborne, 25, is entering the final year of his contract and the team declined to pick up the fifth-year option in the off-season while using a first-round choice on cornerback Byron Jones in the...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys defense takes big hit with loss of Orlando Scandrick

Dreadful news came from the Dallas Cowboys practice in Oxnard, California on Tuesday night.  The defending NFC East champions lost starting cornerback Orlando Scandrick for the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. In his seventh season as a pro, the once maligned member of the Dallas secondary not only thrived, but became the most important cog to the...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys fear Orlando Scandrick has torn ACL

In a cruel week that has already seen two NFC contenders lose key contributors to torn ACLs, now lightning may have struck the same place a third time. Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick had to be carted off the practice field on Tuesday after suffering an apparent right knee injury. Scandrick was said to have sustained the injury in a collision with a teammate. Orlando...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

10 NFL players who must step it up in contract years

There are soon-to-be free agents looking to cash in during their contract years every single season around the NFL. Some of these players may be considered elite performers, while others need to prove themselves in order to set a market when the new league year rolls around in March. This year is no different. From a couple wide receivers currently working on one-year deals to a...
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne hopes to play soon

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne has been nothing short of a disappointment since the Cowboys traded up in the first-round of the 2012 draft to select him. After undergoing surgery on a ruptured patellar tendon this offseason, Claiborne is progressing in his recovery and he hopes to be back out there soon.Claiborne sat out the Cowboys' preseason opener against the Chargers...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Expiring Contracts: Morris Claiborne

Though we still have an entire season to play before 2016 free agency comes, it’s still a good time to look at our current players with expiring contracts. What they do from now until January could have a direct impact on what the Cowboys decide to do with them. Some could get a new contract before the season ends, while other before the market opens sometime next March. Then there...
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Multiple surgeries put Morris Claiborne in a tough position entering 2015

It is now or never for Dallas Cowboys’ cornerback Morris Claiborne. The former sixth pick in the 2012 NFL Draft has been very disappointing in his three seasons in Dallas and an injury filled 2014 certainly has not helped. Claiborne had surgery on his patellar tendon in his left knee in October and surgery on his patellar tendon in his right knee in December. Many times when a...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Morris Claiborne Dropped 30 Pounds After Knee Injury

Morris Claiborne may not be a full-blown "bust" just yet for the Dallas Cowboys, and he's doing everything in his power to turn things around, but one thing that's certain is that he couldn't play in the NFL weighing 150 pounds.According to Todd Archer of ESPN, Claiborne dropped all the way down to 150 pounds from his playing weight at 180 after suffering a knee injury last season...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Morris Claiborne Fighting Adversity Heading into 2015

Everyone is quick to write off Morris Claiborne, labeling him a “bust” in his short NFL experience. He was the No. 6 overall selection in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, who traded their first and second round picks to go up and get him.Claiborne wasn’t just regarded as the best cornerback in the draft; he was regarded as the “best defensive player”...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Denied: Dallas Cowboys decline to pick up cornerback’s fifth year option

Morris Claiborne probably saw the writing on the wall when the Dallas Cowboys selected UConn cornerback Byron Jones this past weekend near the end of the first round: With the 27th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the @DallasCowboys select Byron Jones, CB from UConn. #DALpick — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) May 1, 2015 Today we learned that Jones may indeed...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys decline Morris Claiborne’s option

The Dallas Cowboys have declined to pick up the fifth-year option on the rookie contract of Morris Claiborne. The decision to pass on the option will save the Cowboys money in 2015, as they now owe Claiborne $2.607 million instead of the $11.08 million they would have owed if they had picked up his option according to ESPN. Claiborne was drafted number 6 overall by the Cowboys after...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Don’t Pick Up Morris Claiborne’s Option

In a less than surprising move, the Dallas Cowboys have decided not to pick up the fifth-year option on Morris Claiborne’s rookie contract (via ESPN). Claiborne, the team’s first-round pick in 2012, has struggled with injuries and inconsistency during his three-year NFL career. The Louisiana State product played sparingly in four games last year due to a knee injury. He also...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Won’t Pick Up CB Morris Claiborne’s Fifth-Year Option

Brandon George of the Dallas News reports that the Cowboys won’t pick up CB Morris Claiborne‘s fifth-year option. This move would have run the Cowboys $11.082 million for the 2016 season. However, this figure is guaranteed for injury only and wouldn’t have prevented them from working out a long-term deal that would come with a lower cap figure. ...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys won't pick up contract option for Claiborne

Since being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys at No. 6 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, Morris Claiborne has battled injuries and inconsistent play. This not exactly what the Cowboys were expecting him when they traded up in the first round to select Claiborne. He is on the verge of being labeled as a draft bust and unless he turns things around, his time with the Cowboys could come to...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Is This Morris Claiborne's Last Year with Dallas?

In the 2012 NFL draft, Morris Claiborne was projected to be the best defensive prospect of the entire class. He was named the SEC’s defensive player of the year during his previous season at LSU, and many analysts believed he was easily a top-10 pick. As a result, the Dallas Cowboys sold the farm to the St. Louis Rams, who had the No. 6 overall pick, to nab him, giving them their...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Not Expected To Pick Up CB Morris Claiborne’s Fifth-Year Option

According to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys do not intend to pick CB Morris Claiborne‘s fifth-year option. Instead, the Cowboys are expected to allow Claiborne to play out the final year of his rookie contract before considering the idea of signing him to an extension. This shouldn’t come as much of a ... The post Cowboys Not Expected To Pick Up CB Morris...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Dallas Cowboys accept any further disappointment from Morris Claiborne?

With the Draft rapidly approaching, I’m sure most of the fans are left scratching their head, with lingering questions to try and answer themselves. However we should all know by now, it will always remain a mystery. For most of the off season thus far, the running back position has devoured most of the media attention and rightfully so. However I cannot help but wonder about the...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Will Not Exercise 5th-year Option on Claiborne

There is a deadline approaching for Morris Claiborne on May 3rd and it is the option for the Cowboys to give him a 5th-year on his rookie contract. The 5th-year option is only applicable to players selected in the 1st round. The Cowboys would in essence be guaranteeing Claiborne a roster spot and a whopping $11.1 million for the 2016 season, he’s done zero to earn such a deal...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Brugler: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington to Dallas at #27

Dane Brugler from CBS Sports has released his latest NFL Mock draft and has given the Cowboys a cornerback, and he also notes the risk in the player. 27. Dallas Cowboys — Marcus Peters, CB, Washington: Brandon Carr has disappointed and Morris Claiborne has been the one blemish on an otherwise flawless first round résumé for the Cowboys the last five years, making cornerback a...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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