Morris Claiborne Leaves Cowboys After Benching: Latest Details and Reaction

September 24, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Dallas Cowboys have invested a lot in cornerback Morris Claiborne, the No. 6 overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft. Now in his third NFL season, Claiborne hasn't lived up to the hype.
On Tuesday, he was reportedly informed that Orlando Scandrick would take his spot in the starting lineup. Claiborne didn't take the news lightly. Or well.
According to Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPNDallas.com, the young defensive back left the Cowboys training facility and didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, which could result in a fine from the team.
Also included in Taylor's report are owner and general manager Jerry Jones' comments on the matter.
"Is he what we had hoped for at this point when we drafted him with the sixth overall pick, giving up the [second-round] pick to go up to the sixth pick to get him? No," said Jones, via 105.3 The Fan. "But he's going to be a good player."
Although Claiborne had the game-sealing interception in Week 3's comeback victory over the St....

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