Both cornerback Morris Claiborne and linebacker Bruce Carter were beaten badly through the loss to the Chargers in San Diego last week. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones noticed.
“I am disappointed they aren’t playing better,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t think I am as disappointed as they are. We think they would play at a higher level…I expect them to--and I think they will--step up their game.”
According to the Morning News, Claiborne has given up the third most passing yards of any cornerback in the league. Carter has allowed the most among linebackers.
“I respect what the coaches feel like they need to do to get the most out of our players,” said Stephen Jones. “We certainly respect the decision they’ve made in terms of who is going to start and who is going to play at what. Obviously, we do need accountability. Any time you bench a player who has played well for you, and both of them have, that’s disappointing. But I have every confidence in the world both those gentlemen will respond and respond well.”
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