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Claiborne Doesn't Want a Fresh Start



    Claiborne Doesn't Want a Fresh Start
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    ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 21: Morris Claiborne #24 of the Dallas Cowboys intercepts a pass intended for Brian Quick #83 of the St. Louis Rams in the fourth quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on September 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cowboys beat the Rams 34-31. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

    Mo Claiborne hasn't had a smooth, rosy career so far in Dallas after he was selected sixth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, a pick the Cowboys traded up to get.

    The biggest reason for his disappointment has been injury, as he's struggled to stay healthy to the tune of missing 23 games in his four seasons, including the Cowboys' last two games with a bum hamstring. He's also had his fair share of performance issues, though this season has been a pretty solid one for the cornerback out of LSU.

    Claiborne told reporters on Tuesday that his hamstring feels a lot better and that he's hoping to play on Sunday in the season finale against the NFC East champion Washington Redskins.

    "I've got to keep taking it day-by-day and seeing how I feel through the week," Claiborne told the Dallas Morning News. "If I can go, I'm going to go."

    As he heads into free agency this offseason, Claiborne said despite the perceived notion that he might benefit from a "fresh start" somewhere else, he wants to be back in silver and blue with a big blue star on his helmet in 2016.

    "I'm not even thinking about [getting a fresh start somewhere else]," Claiborne said. "I'd rather be here."