Report: Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne Skips Practice After Losing Starting Job


September 24, 2014

Morris ClaiborneMorris Claiborne had a rough day Tuesday.

The Dallas Cowboys cornerback’s disappointing NFL career may have hit a new low point when he stormed out of the team’s practice facility and skipped a walk-through, according to Claiborne reportedly was upset after losing his starting job to Orlando Scandrick.

The demotion shouldn’t be much of a surprise to Claiborne — he admitted Sunday that he “stunk it up” against the St. Louis Rams — but it’s the timing that probably irked him the most. The news came on the same day that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones publicly second-guessed the decision to draft Claiborne when Dallas moved up in the 2012 NFL draft to take Claiborne with the No. 6 pick.

“Is he what we had hoped for at this point when we drafted him with the sixth overall pick, giving up the (second-round) pick to go up to the sixth pick to get him? No,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, according to “But he’s going to be a good player.”

Claiborne did have an interception in the Cowboys’ eventual win over the Rams on Sunday, but he was also burned for 108 yards on five receptions, including a 51-yard touchdown.

Scandrick made his season debut Sunday after serving a two-game suspension for a positive drug test.

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