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Morris Claiborne

25-Year-Old Cornerback – Dallas Cowboys

2014 Defensive Stats











2015 Defensive Projections






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Claiborne continues to be plagued by injuries, and he played in only four games last season before tearing his Achilles tendon. He's made good progress in his recovery, but in the offseason the Cowboy...

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Bye Week:  6

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 5' 11"   WT: 190   DOB: 2/7/1990
College: LSU  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Morris Claiborne Contract Information:

Signed by the Cowboys to a four-year deal worth $16.26 million in July of 2012.

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Claiborne was a standout performer during the Cowboys' first day of padded practice Saturday, Rob Phillips of reports.

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Morris Claiborne NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 22 Dal 15 55 43 12 0 8 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
2013 23 Dal 10 26 24 2 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014 24 Dal 4 7 5 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Morris Claiborne – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Cornerback
  1. Orlando Scandrick
  2. Morris Claiborne
  3. Tyler Patmon
Dallas Cowboys

Snap Count Stats


Defensive Snaps in 2014

Morris Claiborne was on the field for 149 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.


Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Morris Claiborne was on the field for 10 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 880 16
2013 467 34
2014 149 10
Morris Claiborne 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 SF 47 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Ten 45 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @StL 53 1 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NO 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Hou
6 @Sea
8 Was
9 Ari
10 @Jax
11 @NYG
12 Phi
13 @Chi
14 @Phi
15 Ind
16 @Was
17 Det
Playoffs @GB

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Morris Claiborne  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Cornerbacks
Height:   5' 11"
Weight:   190 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.50 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.12 sec
Cone Drill:   7.01 sec
Arm Length:   33.25 in
Hand Length:   8.50 in
Vertical Jump:   35 in
Broad Jump:   118 in
Bench Press
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Morris Claiborne: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Claiborne (Achilles) was on the field for the first practices of training camp Thursday, seeing first-team reps in the nickel defense package, Nick Eatman of reports.

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Owner Jerry Jones expects Claiborne (knee) to participate fully once training camp commences in late July, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Claiborne has primarily disappointed since he was selected sixth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, but injuries have claimed 18 combined games over the past two seasons. Last fall, he only managed four appearances before sustaining a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee, resulting in an abbreviated campaign. Moreover, the current offseason included arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, which has held him out of both individual and team drills in OTAs and minicamp. While Jones is confident that Claiborne will be unhindered once training camp kicks off, it's unclear exactly where the cornerback will fit in the secondary pecking order.
Claiborne (knee) was able to take part in some individual drills during Wednesday's OTA, the Dallas Morning News reports. "Hes done an excellent job in his rehab," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. "Hes done a lot of work on the field, and hes moving around better. Hes getting stronger, physically stronger, up top, but also in his lower body. I think hes responding well with that."

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The Cowboys still aren't sure if Claiborne will be ready for the start of training camp, or where he'll slot into their secondary when he does get healthy, but so far his rehab from knee surgery is going well.
Claiborne (knee) won't participate in next week's OTAs, Mickey Spagnola of reports.

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He's recovering from surgeries on the patellar tendons in both of his knees, and at this point the Cowboys still aren't entirely sure if Claiborne will be ready for Week 1, much less training camp. If he's not, first round pick Byron Jones' development will become even more important for the team's secondary.
The Cowboys declined to pick up the fifth-year option on Claiborne's contract, David Helman of reports.

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The option would have been worth about $11 million, and given Claiborne's checkered injury and performance history, the team deemed that to be too steep. As a result, he'll be an unrestricted free agent after the 2015 season.

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Claiborne battled injuries again in his second season, playing only 10 games and losing his starting spot to Orlando Scandrick. He's still just two years removed from being the sixth overall pick though, and the Cowboys aren't ready to give up on him yet. Don't look for big IDP numbers, but if he can stay healthy he should help solidify the Dallas secondary.


Claiborne had an up-and-down rookie season, recording 55 tackles and one interception, but the sixth overall pick in 2012 showed plenty of potential and looks poised to take a big step forward. He may not put up IDP-worthy numbers, but he'll be a key part of the Cowboys' team defense.


The Cowboys traded up in the first round to nab Claiborne, the player they thought was the one difference-maker available at cornerback in this year's draft. He'll start opposite free agent Brandon Carr in Dallas' revamped secondary and has both the ball-hawking skills and willingness to get physical that make him a potential IDP star if he adapts to the NFL quickly.