Morris Claiborne is the new guy. He’s an ultra-talented new guy with seemingly limitless potential, but he’s still the new guy at a very demanding position. As such, he’s had his fair share of trouble here in the first week of camp, as he adjusts to the speed of the pro game.
Not only is Claiborne a rookie, but he missed all of organized team activities and mini-camps as he recovered from offseason wrist surgery. He was burned by Raymond Radway on for a touchdown on Wednesday, and earlier in the week struggled to cover Dez Bryant. But he’s also shown some flashes of promise, like when he broke up a pass intended for Bryant just a few minutes after the aforementioned Radway touchdown.
To be sure, the veterans on the team completing passes on Claiborne is to be expected, and the rookie isn’t going to let the inevitable adjustment period get him down.
"The things that's going on out there right now, I expected," Claiborne said Wednesday, per ESPN Dallas. "My standards for myself are really high and I go out with a mentality, I'm not going to go out there and catch a ball on me. But I know these guys are pros also and they've been here and they've been doing it and they're going to catch balls on me. It just all depends what you do after they catch the ball. You can't let that haunt you for the rest of the day. You've got to come back out there and you've got to battle."
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