With Sean Lee out for the season, and the Cowboys battling injuries they need those players that are still healthy to step up. That includes rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne who has only recorded 1 interception in this season so far. Claiborne doesn’t think his rookie season is going as well as it could be and thinks he has room to step up too.
“I feel like I would be more ahead as of now,” Claiborne said Thursday via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “But I can’t dwell on that. I missed a lot of time. I didn’t have a lot of time to actually get ready to prepare myself.”
Claiborne was with held from many offseason activities as he recovered from a wrist injury that required surgery. He then sprained his MCL in training camp and missed more time.
“I want it to be way, way better than this,” Claiborne said about his season.
Claiborne though eluded that it is part of his competitive attitude. In his last two seasons at LSU he had recorded 11 interceptions.
“I’m really hard on myself,” he said. “I still feel like I played a bad game last weekend and I had an interception. I know if I had four [interceptions] right now, I’d still feel like, ‘Man, I should’ve had more.’”
He’ll have an opportunity to succeed this weekend when the New York Giants and their pass attack come to Dallas and he said he feels more experienced since the season opener.
“You always feel like there’s some more you could’ve done,” Claiborne said. “With my all-around game, I feel like I can be further along, but that’s going to come with patience.”