Garrett: Claiborne “Still Needs to Grow and Develop”

Cornerback Morris Claiborne is entering his third year in the league

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says the team remains confident in third-year cornerback Morris Claiborne, but admits they’d like to see him continue to improve after two mostly disappointing seasons in the NFL.

Since the Cowboys traded up to draft Claiborne with the sixth overall pick in 2012, the LSU has missed seven of the team’s 32 games due to various injuries and recorded just two interceptions. Last season, he lost his starting job to Orlando Scandrick.

We feel like he is a guy who is very talented and still needs to grow and develop,” Garrett told the team’s official website. “He has certainly shown flashes of the player that we drafted with the sixth pick of the draft a couple of years ago. He has very good feel for covering guys and just plays that position at a high level. We have a lot of confidence in Mo.”

Things have been bad enough that some have wondered if the team wouldn’t consider trading Claiborne, but after two years, we can’t imagine his value is exactly at an all-time high.

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