Morris Claiborne has started since day one, and just recorded the first interception by a Cowboys defensive back last week.
But he thinks his rookie season could be going much better.
“I feel like I would be more ahead as of now,” Claiborne said, 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 missed OTAs and minicamps because of wrist surgery, and part of training camp with a sprained MCL. That set him behind, and he doesn’t feel like he’s caught up yet, and the game-changing pick didn’t make him feel any better.
“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.’”
High expectations are kind of the norm around his place, but Claiborne has played well, and seems to be getting better with each week.