Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: Morris Claiborne isn’t what we hoped for

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admits that former first-round pick cornerback Morris Claiborne has not lived up to expectations
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admitted that cornerback and former first-round pick Morris Claiborne has not lived up to expectations so far in his career. 

The team drafted Claiborne with the No. 6 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft after an All-America season at LSU. 

“Is he what we had hoped for at this point when we drafted him with the sixth overall pick, giving up the [second-round] pick to go up to the sixth pick to get him? No,” Jones said on KRLD-FM, according to the Fort Worth Star-telegram. “But he’s going to be a good player.” 

Claiborne has only three career interceptions in three seasons with the team and was torched in Sunday’s comeback victory over the St. Louis Rams, allowing 108 receiving yards and two touchdowns, according to He did have a game-clinching interception in the 34-31 win. 

- Scooby Axson