Cowboys' Brandon Carr says it's time for Morris Claiborne to 'turn a corner'

Thursday August 21st, 2014

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr said he expects teammate Morris Claiborne to "turn a corner" this season, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Claiborne, who the Cowboys drafted out of LSU with the No. 6 pick in 2012, had surgery on his left shoulder this offseason after injuring it Week 1 last season, and has had multiple other injuries throughout his career. He was benched last year in favor of Orlando Scandrick.

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Carr, who joined Dallas in 2012 with Claiborne, said staying healthy will be vital for his fellow cornerback.

“I expect for him to most importantly stay healthy, take care of his body,” Carr said. “But at the same time, this is year three, and he’s seen a lot in his first two years. In a big spotlight like this you get thrown into the fire early, but he’s battled and he’s still standing on his two feet, and this year, it’s time for him to turn a corner.”

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In 25 career games, Claiborne has two interceptions, 14 passes defended and 67 tackles.

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