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Jerry Jones Still Optimistic About Claiborne

Morris Claiborne stormed out of Valley Ranch on Tuesday after learning that he'd be benched



    Still encouraged by an impressive showing in training camp, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones remains confident in cornerback Morris Claiborne. Claiborne, who has struggled with consistency and health issues since Jones picked him sixth overall in 2012, stormed out of Valley Ranch on Tuesday after being demoted.

    Claiborne ultimately returned and apologized to the team, and will play in Sunday night’s matchup with the Saints at AT&T Stadium.

    "He's in the right place with his heart," Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan on Friday, via ESPN Dallas. "He's an outstanding talent, outstanding athlete. Has got a lot of work to do and has missed the evolving that you'd expect a young player in the NFL to have because of various injuries, various reasons.

    "We think, I think, that if he can get in the groove, get his repetition, get in the same groove he was in in the early part of our two-a-days out in California, then I think he can become the player that we expect him to be."

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