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Morris Claiborne
Morris Claiborne
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Morris Claiborne

CB

Date of birth
Feb 07, 1990
College
LSU
Height
5-11
Weight
190 Lbs

Bio

Morris Claiborne is entering his third season with the Dallas Cowboys as the cornerback. He has been labeled as a bust by some in the media after a sluggish start to his NFL career. Claiborne, a ball-hawking cornerback, started 15 games as a rookie, but a myriad of injuries (hamstring, shoulder) derailed his 2013 campaign. On draft day, Claiborne was considered the team’s highest-rated defensive back since Deion Sanders.

Early Years & College

Claiborne was born in Shreveport, La., on Feb. 7, 1990. He attended Fair Park High where he played wide receiver, quarterback and defensive back. Claiborne, a three-time All-District selection, accounted for more than 2,000 all-purpose yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior. After graduating, Claiborne went to Louisiana State University (LSU) where he enjoyed a breakout sophomore season at left cornerback, with a team-high five interceptions. In 2011, Claiborne led the nation in interception return yardage (173), while helping lead LSU to the SEC Championship and earning SEC Defensive Player of the Year. He also won the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s best defensive back.

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys selected Claiborne in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft (sixth overall) after trading up – exchanging the 14th and 45th overall picks in 2012 – to grab him. It was a slow start for Claiborne, who didn’t nab his first pro interception until Oct. 6, 2013. He has started 22 (out of a possible 25) games for the Cowboys, collecting two interceptions and 81 combined tackles, with three fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown. 

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 25 1 26 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
1-11-2015 @ Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 26-21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1-4-2015 @ Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 24-20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-28-2014 @ Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 17-44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-21-2014 @ Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 42-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 27-38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

News

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne Out For The Year

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne Out For The Year

by Danny Donahue

The Dallas Cowboys might have been very happy with the way they handled Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints Sunday night, but not everything from that game was positive... Read more

2014 Is A Do-Or-Die Year For Cowboy Cornerbacks

2014 Is A Do-Or-Die Year For Cowboy Cornerbacks

by Taylor Williams

Change is a word and idea often thrown around the Dallas Cowboys organization but seldom acted upon when and where it’s most needed. Take the Achilles heel of 2013: the pass defense... Read more

Dallas' Bye Week Outlook

Dallas' Bye Week Outlook

by Kenny Decker

If at the beginning of the season you asked Jerry Jones or any of the Dallas players how they would feel about a .500 record entering their bye week, they likely would have been disappointed... Read more