Ravens have some interest in Cowboys corner Morris Claiborne

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Because they lack much in the way of cap space, the Cowboys are being picked over in free agency. The best they can hope for out of the deal is perhaps a compensatory pick or two next year.

According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Ravens have interest in Cowboys free agent cornerback Morris Claiborne, which would continue an offseason exodus from Dallas.

So far in free agency, the Cowboys have lost safeties Barry Church (Jaguars) and J.J. Wilcox (Buccaneers), defensive linemen Jack Crawford (Falcons), Ryan Davis (Bills) and Terrell McClain (Washington), and guard Ron Leary (Broncos).

They’ve kept a few of their own and signed three fringe players from outside the organization so far, bringing in defensive end Damontrae Moore, defensive tackle Stephen Paea and cornerback Nolan Carroll.

They’re near the bottom of the league in cap space available (around $10 million), and still need to bring back a few of their own guys. High on their list of needs is a backup quarterback, since both Kellen Moore and Mark Sanchez are unrestricted free agents.

Oh wait, they still have Tony Romo on the roster. So I guess that counts (as long as Jerry Jones wants people to believe he might keep the deposed starter).

12 responses to “Ravens have some interest in Cowboys corner Morris Claiborne

  1. Its the price you pay when you have a winning season. What’s interesting about the players they lost, the Cowboys especially on defense, none of them ever made a pro bowl. I can’t remember if Leary ever made one. Wilcox was fighting to make a roster spot last season. McClain only had 1 good season with the Cowboys, which was last year. He was injured the prior year. Crawford was a rotational player and never had much impact. Church is serviceable, but is not great in coverage. Claiborne can’t stay healthy. Leary was good, but the Cowboys have Lael Collins. It’s funny how people were talking about how bad the Cowboys defense were going to be and now all the other teams are signing them ? What was the point of this article ?

  2. When he was drafted they were screaming the best CB ever,according to Dallas fans!!!!

    Reality=He stayed hurt and often burned!!!

    Ever notice whenever Dallas drafts somebody they are heralded as the best ever????

    Don’t get me wrong because Dallas has drafted some good players but they need to stop acting like every player on the team is of pro bowl caliber!!!!…..Real Talk!!!

  3. The only cornerbacks the Ravens have that are worth anything at the moment are Jimmy Smith and Tavon Young so this would be a decent move if Claiborne takes a deal that acknowledges his injury history.

  4. How does someone with a straight face call Paea, Carroll, and Moore fringe players but not call Ryan Davis (who?), Jack Crawford, and JJ Wilcox fringe players?

  5. “The best they can hope for out of the deal is perhaps a compensatory pick or two next year.”

    This is hot garbage. The Cowboys are on pace to receive four comp picks next year – a 4th, a 5th and two picks in the 6th. Some might say this is the smart way to play free agency.

  6. Smart for the Cowboys to try to get some value out of Romo, but teams know they aren’t going to keep him and the Cowboys just need to blink and cut bait. They’re going to play chicken with all these teams to try to get a 2nd rounder out of them, meanwhile they keep losing guys to free agency because they can’t match any offers because of Romo’s cap number. Even if it only saves them a few million off the cap, it’s worth it at this point. Their defense has always seemed like it’s hanging on by a thread, and losing so many key players might just cause it to snap.

  7. They can’t afford him in their cap hell and the fact they keep plugging holes in their cap hell, with pricey vets, only digs Ozzie a deeper hole for years to come.

    Hint: Try drafting correctly and developing.

    Ed Reed and Ray Ray retired a long time ago.

  8. Morris would be cheap, because he’s always injured. And no team is signing Claiborne without protecting themselves contractually. It would be an all incentivised contract. But it could pay off if somehow Claiborne could stay healthy.

  9. 😂😂😂😂 lovin these ‘cap hell’ comments; you fellas no nothing about football, money or football money. Roll back into your cubicles all you jakes from State Farm

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