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Garrett: Claiborne Can Ballhawk, But Has to Show It

Morris Claiborne has just one interception in 17 career games

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The Cowboys were clearly very high on Morris Claiborne when he came out of LSU last year. After all, even with glaring needs throughout the roster, they traded their first and second round picks to the St. Louis Rams to move up eight spots and land Claiborne at sixth overall.

A good part of the reason for their willingness to trade up was the ballhawking skills Claiborne exhibited in college and, even though Claiborne was fairly solid in 15 games as a rookie, he only recorded one interception. Going into Week Three of his sophomore season, that remains his only interception.

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said this week that the team sees these skills plenty in practice. They’d just like to see them in the game, when it matters, more often.

“That was a big part of his evaluation coming out of school is he made a lot of plays on the ball and he’s just a natural catcher,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “You see it in practice. You’d like to see it more in games.”

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