A first awaits Morris Claiborne on Thursday

August, 22, 2012
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SAN DIEGO – Morris Claiborne has been inside Cowboys Stadium a couple of different times but never for a practice with the team that drafted him in the first round last April.

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Claiborne missed the offseason because of wrist surgery and spent his only time on the turf shadowing the cornerbacks actually involved in practice.

That changes Thursday when the Cowboys hold an open-to-the-public practice in Arlington at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” Claiborne said. “I haven’t been there in a while so just to play with my guys on the team, I’m looking forward to it.”

Claiborne appears to be over the knee injury that slowed him down earlier in camp, and the wrist has not been an issue.

“My camp experience wasn’t like I planned it to be because of setbacks with the injuries but I made the most of it,” Claiborne said. “I believe I made plays when I needed to make plays, but wasn’t great by any stretch of the imagination. There’s a lot more I’ve got to do to be better and I’m willing to take the time to make that happen.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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