Claiborne hopes to be 100 percent by June 12 minicamp

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The Dallas Cowboys traded up from No. 14 to No. 6 in the first round of the draft to select cornerback Morris Claiborne.  They did so despite the fact that he has a wrist injury that continues to keep him from working out.

According to Todd Archer of, Claiborne intends to return for a minicamp that opens on June 12.

I hope to be fully recovered and ready for that,” Claiborne said.

Claiborne suffered torn ligaments in his wrist during last year’s regular-season game against Alabama.  He missed no time, and he had surgery after the Scouting Combine, at the recommendation of multiple teams.

Last week, pins were removed from the wrist.

“I’m so eager and ready,” Claiborne said. “It’s hard just sitting there, watching, knowing you can do it but you’ve just got one small thing wrong with you holding you back.  But I’m looking forward to it and trying to push that up.”

The Cowboys are counting on Claiborne and free-agent arrival Brandon Carr to improve a secondary that will face Mike Vick, Eli Manning, and Robert Griffin III twice this year.  Along with Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Andy Dalton, Matt Ryan, Jay Cutler, and Joe Flacco once.

29 responses to “Claiborne hopes to be 100 percent by June 12 minicamp

  1. The problem is he still has pins in his brain brother. I’m gonna start calling him Jacque Jones Jr.

  2. From the fake espn twitter : “Morris Claiborne confirms Romo is a top 5 quarterback after crunching the numbers himself on his LeapFrog.”

  3. This guy is an amazing talent on the field, and should be the poster boy for dumbest of all collage educated athletes of all times. He recieved a score of 4 on his Wonderlic Test, and just by listening to him speak, you can see that he was graded accurately. It will be interesting to see if he can study a playbook and learn Rob Ryans system, or if they just give up and tell him to go out there and follow number ?? every game.

  4. Not that I would expect any less, but I love Mo’s enthusiasm as far as being raring to go. Cowboys did well by moving up to draft him. Claiborne and Carr are gonna really improve their secondary for many years to come.

  5. Waste of a 1st and a 2nd round draft pick. Wonder who the cowboys could have had in the second round, and what his career would have been like, if not for this trade?

  6. no mention of playing Cam Newton in Charlotte. I’m sure Brandon Carr and Mo Claiborne are not worried about Joe Flacco or Matt Ryan beating them with their incredible arm strength.

  7. My man claiborne better heal up as soon as possible were gonna need him this season silence all the cowboy haters were best have the best cornerback tandem in the league and ull see tony romo holding up that lombardi at the end of the year thanks to him finally having a secondary that wont blow 4th quarter leads.

  8. Everyone is speaking on his wonderlic scores, wonder how any of you would have faired?? *shrugs* it’s #TeamCowboys regardless against all odds we gonna shock the world

  9. those dallas cowpukes still cant cover jackson or maclin so I’m not worried at all about this dude! hahaha

  10. @buddybowl. you are such an idiot! what a waste the best db in the draft for a team in desperate help on the back end and all you can say is it a dumb trade up. seeing that your name is buddybowl i hope when we see the birds twice this years he takes no accuracy vick to the house for a pick 6

  11. cowboysallday says:
    May 17, 2012 2:18 PM
    Did you really just drop Joe Flacco’s name in that group…

    See and I was shocked with Andy Dalton being put in there….Oh yeah but no mention of Cam Newton

  12. pistolvania says:
    May 17, 2012 3:29 PM
    @buddybowl. you are such an idiot! what a waste the best db in the draft for a team in desperate help on the back end and all you can say is it a dumb trade up. seeing that your name is buddybowl i hope when we see the birds twice this years he takes no accuracy vick to the house for a pick 6

    Mo, is that you? Should have listened in school. Poor kid, can’t even string a few words together to make a coherent thought. GO BACK TO SCHOOL FOOL.

  13. My daughter spoke more intelligently at age 6, then this dude, who had 3 years of college. Are you serious? How dumb can you be? What a waste of an college education.

  14. A college education will help with saying ” a college education” not “an college education… you see there is “rule” in english that states you only use”an” when preceding a vowel…. and …. and… there are 5 vowels… they are a,e,i,o,u probably a giants fan

  15. Love hearing the Cowboy haters…. Especially the comments from the mickeymouse saints fans. Cowboys will make the playoffs with a record of 11-5.

  16. We could have traded fore Drew Breese, and you idiots will still fin.d something wrong with it. But we Cowboy Nation Love it. Cowboys> your team bitches

  17. Lmbo @ “An college education”, and sitting up there talking bout how dumb someone else is, Really? Bottom line, Mo Claiborne is gonna show up and show out for us(cowboys nation) this year, and whatchagonnado when The Dallas Cowboys run wild on you!!

  18. All of you Cowboys haters go check Patrick Peterson’s wonder worthless score and last time I checked he is pretty damn good! If that test was actually football questions they would ace it. But you can keep hating and believing everything you hear on ESPN that the test actually means something!

  19. @soulman45:

    No idea what to do in a draft?

    Jason Witten, Demarcus Ware, Dez Bryant, Felix Jones, DeMarco Murray, Jay Ratliff, Anthony Spencer, Terrence Newman, Bradie James, Marcus Spears…

    They were each drafted by Dallas. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

  20. @Soulman45

    While you consistently prove that your grasp of the rules of the English language is, at best, fragile, now you decided to add to that fact, proof that your football knowledge is even more limited. Love it when a Detroit Lions fan would have the audacity to criticize another teams draft picks when his own team has spent top 10 selections on guys such as Reggie “DUI” Rogers, Chris Claiborne, Andre Ware, Joey Harrington, Charles Rodgers, Mike “I’m too fat too play” Williams, Bryant Westbrook….

    Isn’t it something like 5 DUI convictions for Reggie Rogers just in the State of Washington?

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