Woodson Admits Some Concern Over Claiborne

Darren Woodson believes Mo Claiborne can be great if he can just stay healthy

As of right now, second-year cornerback Morris Claiborne is healthy.

But after dealing with a jammed knee (which kept him out of the team’s past two preseason games) and an extended bout of migraines early on in training camp, Cowboys safety turned ESPN NFL analyst Darren Woodson admitted that he’s beginning to worry about Claiborne’s durability.

If he can stay on the field though, Woodson believes Claiborne has a major upside.

"Durability is one of the concerns for Claiborne," Woodson said, per ESPN Dallas. "You know athletically what this kid can do. He's one of those guys that’s so gifted at the cornerback position. Where you can determine if he’s a great cornerback or an average cornerback (is) when the ball is in the air and if there's fear in his eyes, then that’s an average cornerback. Claiborne is not afraid when the ball is in the air. He will make a play on that football, he doesn’t care at all if he has to take a risk to go up and get it, I see that in him."

Then again, Claiborne was sidelined for all of last offseason after undergoing wrist surgery, and dealt with a knee issue in camp, but went on to play in 15 of the Cowboys’ 16 games.

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