Morris Claiborne needs to forget

October, 7, 2012
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IRVING, Texas -- Rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne was beaten for a touchdown for the first time in his career Monday night against the Chicago Bears.

Devin Hester beat Claiborne on a double-move and caught a 34-yard touchdown pass. It was a learning experience for Claiborne, who has been targeted a team-high 15 times this season.

Coach Jason Garrett said Claiborne didn't use the proper technique defending the play.

Claiborne said that's part of the business of the NFL, especially when you're a rookie. But making plays is what Claiborne is being asked to do. He has only one pass breakup and had a forced fumble negated by replay.

"I just gave up a double-move," Claiborne said. "We had an all out blitz something you can't do, especially in this league. I sat down on it and try to play the comeback and he hit it over the top."

Claiborne said from a physical standpoint, he feels good. He missed offseason workouts due to his recovery from wrist surgery and he also missed a few training camp practices with a sprained knee. But Claiborne continues to press receivers at the line of scrimmage and normally doesn't get a lot of deep help from a safety.

"Every game is a learning experience, good or bad," he said. "You just got to take what you learn from that game and try to make it better the next time."
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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