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Jason Garrett: Morris Claiborne lacking confidence and technique

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Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne is four games into his second season and coach Jason Garrett is looking for more from the 2012 first-round pick.

Garrett wants to see Claiborne do a better job of shutting down his man and thinks he has zeroed in on the the reasons why Claiborne has struggled to do so this season. Garrett thinks that Claiborne is guilty of using poor technique and lacking confidence on the field, a combination that the Chargers exploited last Sunday on their way to a 31-20 victory.

“I think it’s probably a combination,” Garrett said, via Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com. “Technically, you go back at each of the completions against him and you say, ‘Hey, you should do this. You should do that.’ But I also think confidence, playing that position, is critical. And usually those two things work hand in hand. When you’re playing technically sound and you have ability, you tend to have more and more confidence because you’re in the right place. They went to him too much in this ballgame, and they were too effective. He’s just got to play better, and he will play better.”

Claiborne has already been knocked out of the starting lineup by Orlando Scandrick, who kicks inside when Claiborne is in the game. B.W. Webb and Chris Greenwood are the other corners on the Cowboys roster, although Claiborne remains ahead of them in the pecking order. Neither player has Claiborne’s pedigree, but that won’t end up mattering if Claiborne continues to get picked on early and often by opposing offenses.

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11 Responses to “Jason Garrett: Morris Claiborne lacking confidence and technique”
  1. hartcarluncarlun says: Oct 1, 2013 7:55 AM

    Doesn’t matter….they’re both bums!!!

  2. lakedog19352 says: Oct 1, 2013 8:07 AM

    Playing the Broncos this Sunday should help his confidence…

  3. paulsmith107 says: Oct 1, 2013 8:09 AM

    That is the cowboys shoulda took brockers in round one and traded up in the second for the best corner in that draft Jenkins

  4. ccjcsr says: Oct 1, 2013 8:17 AM

    More like Lacking ability, looks like Mike Jenkin 2.0!

    Get it together!

  5. tukai9248 says: Oct 1, 2013 8:30 AM

    Garrett saying this to the media should really help boost Claiborne’s confidence.

  6. footballhistorian says: Oct 1, 2013 11:06 AM

    Another stellar Jones draft day move…

  7. romoscollarbone says: Oct 1, 2013 12:14 PM

    Should’ve stood pat. Let Tampa draft Claiborne like they wanted to. And pounced on Barron.

    For what it’s worth Mo was a bluechip prospect coming out of LSU with great stats, but he wasn’t a overly willing tackler and also was coming out with a severe wrist injury that really limited his practice time, his rookie season. I think he’s def a candidate to bounce back next year, but he’s going to have to manage the shoulder issues all season and they’re rough.

    I tore my labrum/rotator cuff and when he first hurt himself vs the Giants I noticed his shoulder was out right away. I can speak from experience that the very last thing you’d want to be doing with a compromised shoulder is driving it into someone. It’s going to consistently dislocate with or without the shoulder harness.

  8. craigkintexas says: Oct 1, 2013 12:33 PM

    It’s just the Cowboys way.

  9. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 1, 2013 2:23 PM

    Success brings confidence. It’s not the other way around.

  10. larrydavid7000 says: Oct 1, 2013 6:32 PM

    Can’t wait to see 18 pick apart the cowgirls this Sunday. It will be The Redskins Blue Print the following Sunday. LOL and LMAO.!!!!! Not that The Redskins will need any help beating the cowgirls.

  11. shatho1 says: Oct 2, 2013 11:29 AM

    @larrydavif7000

    They’ll need plenty of help trying to beat the cowboys the skins just suck this year. So what they beat the raiders big whoopty doo what an accomplishment there just face the redshins suck worse!! GO COWBOYS!!!

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