Cowboys retain Morris Claiborne on one-year deal


Morris Claiborne will remain in Dallas.

Claiborne and the Cowboys agreed to a one-year contract today, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.

The 26-year-old Claiborne has played his entire career with Dallas. The Cowboys selected him with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. When healthy, Claiborne has usually been a starter. Last year Claiborne started 11 games and missed five with injuries.

A year ago, the Cowboys declined to pick up the fifth-year option on Claiborne’s rookie contract. If they had wanted to at the time, they could have retained him for a 2016 salary of about $11 million. There’s no word yet on what they’re going to end up paying him on this new one-year deal.

UPDATE 5:16 p.m. ET: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Claiborne will make $3 million, with the chance to earn up to $3.75 million with incentives. So the Cowboys are getting him for a whole lot less than they would have paid him if they’d picked up his fifth-year option.

16 responses to “Cowboys retain Morris Claiborne on one-year deal

  1. @jbird056719 – Cowboys gave Sam a chance, he failed and couldn’t make the team when their defense was the worst in their history.

  2. Great signing Cowboys=All in agreement=Desean Jackson,Pierre Garcon and Odell Beckham Jr.

    In all honesty this guy cant cover a bed even if you gave him blankets with instructions!!! Jerry get a GM already!!!!

  3. I’m sure its safe to say it’s less than 11 million! I know this FA period hasn’t been as exciting as in the past, but when has FA ever paid off for us??? Good news is looks like Stephen is in charge now. We need to save out cap space to keep our O-line in tact!

  4. And to think Morris Claiborne once scored a FOUR (4) on the Wonderlic. It’s true. You don’t need to be intelligent or even know how to read to play certain positions in the NFL. Shame on Louisiana State “University”.

  5. YESSSSS keep the hate coming. He had a phenomenal year considering the fact the cowboys had the worst pass rush in the league. Easily the best corner that was a FA this year

  6. When he was on the field last year, Claiborne was better than Carr. The Cowboys got him resigned for $3M for next season. While they continue to work on Carroll, they look to cut Carr saving $9.5M.

    I don’t get what is wrong here….

  7. I’m one of the few Cowboys fans who likes this. I’m not ready to give up on Mo yet. I don’t know why, I just have a feeling he’s going to be a good player one day once the injury bug leaves him alone.

  8. This guy has the worst instincts ever when the ball is in the air. Someone needs to tell Jerry that paying more will not make players play better. The truth is that they only play worse when they have their paydays.

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