After having a rough day in St. Louis for most of the game, Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne got a measure of redemption at the end of the team’s victory over the Rams when he intercepted Austin Davis to effectively seal the win.
But the interception wasn’t enough to make Claiborne forget about those first three quarters.
“Not in my eyes,” Claiborne said. “It seemed to do that for everybody else, but not in my eyes. I’m ready to go learn from this tape and try to get better from it. Like I told the DBs, no matter what the outcome, I can’t go out and play like that. We want to be the No. 1 defense in the league. On my end, I can’t go out like that.”
On the other hand, head coach Jason Garrett views Claiborne’s ability to bounce back from a rough start to make such a big play late as a sign of maturity.
“You have to put the previous play to bed and go on to the next one,” Garrett said. “It’s what the best players do--it’s what the best teams do. It’s a sign of mental toughness--clean the slate and get ready for the next challenge.”
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