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Claiborne's Status Up in the Air

Mo Claiborne struggled mightily on Sunday before recording a game-sealing interception



    Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne sealed the victory on Sunday with an interception, but the first three and a half quarters of the game were so rough for the fourth-year LSU product that his status is in question moving forward, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

    “Mo was just in situations in yesterday’s game where he was isolated by himself and they made good throws and catches against him,” Garrett said on Monday, according to ESPN Dallas. “His technique on each of those plays wasn’t perfect and they had success for different reasons on each of those plays where he got beat, and he just needs to continue to learn and grow and develop as a player.

    “Confidence is a huge part of playing this game at every position, and there are probably degrees of confident. You can feel a certain level of confidence that allows you to play, but then when you’re really playing your best football, intuitively you know you have that much more confidence. You just know what you’re doing, what your technique is, what you think they’re going to do, how you’re going to be able to attack it, so I just think there are levels of it. So I don’t see a player who is playing without confidence, but I know when you play well, your confidence grows.”

    After having his suspension cut short when the league amended their drug policy last week, Orlando Scandrick got the start over Claiborne.

    “I’m going to defer that to the coaches, why they did it, how they did it,” Scandrick said. “I played when I’m called on to play.”

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