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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23 days ago  |  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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24 days ago  |  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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24 days ago  |  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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28 days ago  |  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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28 days ago  |  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

Should the Cowboys keep Mo Claiborne and Brandon Carr?

As the Cowboys off-season trugs along, questions have already started about the Cowboys situation in the defensive backfield. Should the team keep Morris Claiborne? He has just three interceptions in as many seasons and has a history of injuries. He played in just four games in 2014 because of a torn patellar tendon and has yet to play a full slate of 16 games. The Cowboys are faced...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones: Morris Claiborne Done Enough To Justify Picking Up His 5th-Year Option

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made a somewhat surprising comment on Tuesday regarding former first-round pick CB Morris Claiborne. Jones that Claiborne has done enough for the Cowboys to justify them picking up his fifth-year option, per Brandon George. It’s hard to imagine Dallas seriously considering Claiborne’s fifth-year option given how poorly he’s played, and the fact...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Place CB Morris Claiborne On Season-Ending I.R.

The Dallas Cowboys placed CB Morris Claiborne on season-ending injured reserve on Friday, according to Brian McIntyre. This move should come as no surprise given that he suffered a torn ACL during Week 4’s win over the New Orleans Saints. The Cowboys informed Claiborne last week that he was being replaced in the starting lineup by Orlando Scandrick. However, Claiborne did...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Injury Update: Morris Claiborne has ruptured patellar tendon

It was initially reported that Dallas Cowboys defensive back Morris Claiborne had torn his ACL, but MRI results revealed on Monday showed the former first round pick suffered a ruptured patellar tendon and will miss the rest of the season. #158759452 / It was a rough week for Claiborne who, according to SportsDayDFW, lost his starting job, stormed out of the teams...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne has season-ending knee injury

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne will have season-ending surgery after tearing the patellar tendon in his left knee. Coach Jason Garrett said Monday that Claiborne will have surgery in the next couple of days and be put on injured reserve. Claiborne got hurt in Sunday night's 38-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints, when he was down on the field at the...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Morris Claiborne out for season with torn patellar tendon

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off of a huge win against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday Night Football, but they also suffered an injury that will hurt their defense even more. According to a report from Desmond Purnell, the Cowboys will be without cornerback Morris Claiborne for the rest of the season due to a torn patellar tendon. This is certainly disappointing news after the...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys DB Morris Claiborne Likely Done for the Season With ACL Tear; Future With Cowboys in Doubt?

If you want to know what having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week is like just ask Dallas Cowboys defensive back Morris Claiborne what it's like. The former No. 6 pick went from being benched, storming out of the team's practice facility, and becoming fodder for bloggers, media, and haters everywhere before returning to work (must be nice; most of us would be fired).Now...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys CB Claiborne leaves game with knee injury

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dallas cornerback Morris Claiborne left the Cowboys' game Sunday night against New Orleans with an unspecified knee injury. It wasn't immediately clear how Claiborne got hurt. His return was questionable. The injury came days after Claiborne, the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft, skipped a meeting and short walkthrough hearing he wouldn't start against the...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys fear Claiborne tore his ACL

When Morris Claiborne actually finds himself on the football field, it’s short lived. Following what was a hectic week that saw him get demoted from the starting linup and leave the team facility, the former first-round pick suffered what appears to be a serious knee injury in the Dallas Cowboys blowout win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Initial reports from Cowboys owner...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys fear Morris Claiborne has torn ACL

Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne has been featured in the news a lot this week. Just five days ago he was ripped for storming out of the team's Valley Ranch training facility after being told he was to be demoted and would lose his starting job. He then returned, refocused and seemed to get back on track. He started Sunday night's game against the Saints as the Cowboys' nickel...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Fear CB Morris Claiborne Suffered A Torn ACL

  Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters after Sunday night’s win over the Saints that they “initial diagnosis” regarding CB Morris Claiborne‘s knee injury is that he has a torn ACL, per Tim MacMahon. Clainborne will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the severity of his injury. This is potentially terrible news for the former No. 6 overall pick. Earlier this week, the Cowboys...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys cornerback Claiborne hurts knee vs Saints

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dallas cornerback Morris Claiborne left the Cowboys' game Sunday night against New Orleans with an unspecified knee injury. It wasn't immediately clear how Claiborne got hurt. His return was questionable. The injury came days after Claiborne, the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft, skipped a meeting and short walkthrough hearing he wouldn't start against...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s put up or shut up time for Morris Claiborne

Dallas, TX- Tuesday’s news of Claiborne storming out of the facility may be a little overblown, but the fact remains that the Cowboys made a decision squarely related to football and now Claiborne must respond as the heat has been turned way up his 2014 season. Morris Claiborne had come out of the LSU program with extremely high hopes, after being the SEC Defensive Player of the...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys' Claiborne back with team after walking out in anger

  Morris Claiborne is backing up Orlando Scandrick and preparing to play plenty of snaps against New Orleans, just as he did in several games last year. For reasons he wouldn't fully explain, the third-year Dallas cornerback had a much harder time accepting that plan this time around. Claiborne returned to practice Wednesday a day after walking out on the team upon hearing that...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys BBQ Mailbag: The deep-fried Morris Claiborne edition

The Dallas Cowboys have pulled out another victory, as they won over the St. Louis Rams, 34-31. After falling 21-0, the Cowboys came from behind and gave the fans around the nation some hope. Although, there were some problematic areas such as the poor play of Morris Claiborne, he was torched several times throughout the game. He had a game saving interception at the end, but apparently...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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