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May 27, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) works on drills during OTAs at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Morris Claiborne

The Cowboys have multiple options to start at cornerback opposite LCB Brandon Carr. The first player the Cowboys are expected to look to is former #6 overall draft pick, Morris Claiborne. To call Claiborne a disappointment would be massive understatement.

It’s time to remove the bubble wrap from Morris Claiborne and get him on the field.

Instead of looking at what Morris hasn’t become, let’s look at what he can become. The 25 year old so-called “ballhawk” out of LSU, is still the same player once considered “the best prospect since Deion Sanders”. It’s obvious now he’ll never be Deion, but the skills that were scouted before the draft, are still accurate today.

The problems with Morris Claiborne have largely revolved around his inability to stay healthy and practice. The NFL lockout and multiple summer injuries have kept Claiborne from ever participating in a full training camp. All too often he’s been thrust into action ill-prepared, and then takes the role of “deer in the headlights”.

It’s time to remove the bubble wrap from Morris Claiborne and get him on the field full-time. Without practice, he will never develop the knowledge and confidence necessary to play CB in the NFL. The Cowboys need to protect many players from injury, but Morris isn’t one of them. He needs practice. Once he turns into a good player, then the Cowboys can protect him.