“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 KRLD-FM, via the Dallas Morning News.
Jones is Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager. And “he” is referring to Morris Claiborne, the Cowboys cornerback that Jones traded a 1st and 2nd round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to move up and get. The two players that ended up getting drafted in those spots? St. Louis Rams Defensive Tackle Michael Brockers and Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.
In Sunday’s game versus the Rams, Claiborne played so terribly that the Cowboys informed Claiborne that backup cornerback Orlando Scandrick will take his spot for the near future. Since hearing this news, Claiborne has “skipped the Dallas Cowboys’ walk-through practice and angrily left the club’s Valley Ranch training facility,” according to ESPNDallas.com’s Jean-Jacques Taylor.
Ironically, Claiborne did have an interception in Sunday’s matchup, but that came only after being scorched all game, allowing 5 receptions for 108 yards, including a 51 yard touchdown. Claiborne will have to evaluate the game film, learn and progress as a player along with hoping the Cowboys give him another chance.