Mo Claiborne Puts Early Struggles Behind Him

CB Mo Claiborne has failed to live up to expectations in two NFL seasons

Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne struggled mightily with injuries and inconsistency over his first two seasons in the NFL, but he says that’s all in the past now.

The Cowboys traded up to land Claiborne with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft, and reportedly had him as their highest graded cornerback since Deion Sanders. Suffice to say, the expectations were lofty from Day One for the LSU product.

Thus far, he’s failed to meet those expectations. In fact, despite some flashes of brilliance, he hasn’t really come close. In two years, Claiborne has recorded just two interceptions and has missed seven games due to injury. The low point thus far came last year when he lost his starting job to Orlando Scandrick.

That’s history,” Claiborne told the team’s website, via “I fuel myself. This offseason I have been pretty much sitting in a dark room, sorry to say, just trying to get my mind right for this upcoming season, to take advantage of this opportunity I have. It is a blessing, a blessing to play in the NFL.”

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