Morris Claiborne: Can't let catches haunt you

August, 1, 2012
OXNARD, Calif. -- Rookie cornerbacks in the NFL will have issues with coverage from time-to-time. Morris Claiborne, the Cowboys' first round pick, is no different.

During the three days of practices so far, Claiborne was beaten deep by Dez Bryant and Raymond Radway and short by Miles Austin and various others. Claiborne is struggling with his press coverage and is yet to get an interception in team drills, but there are times in which he will knock a pass away.

On a sideline throw from Tony Romo to Bryant, Claiborne was able to get his hand in the way to knock the pass down.

"The things that's going on out there right now, I expected," Claiborne said after Wednesday's practice. "My standards for myself are really high and I go out with a mentality, I'm not going to go out there and catch a ball on me. But I know these guys are pros also and they've been here and they've been doing it and they're going to catch balls on me. It just all depends what you do after they catch the ball. You can't let that haunt you for the rest of the day. You've got to come back out there and you've got to battle."
Calvin Watkins covers the Houston Rockets and the NBA for He joined in September 2009. He's covered the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers as well as colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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