The Dallas Cowboys made a bold move in April’s NFL Draft by moving up eight spots to choose who they considered to be the top defensive player on the board, LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne. The next step, as it is for every draftee, is to be signed by the team. Claiborne, the final pick to be signed, agree to terms today to a four year deal with Dallas according to dallascowboys.com.
The amount of the contract is $16.4 million, with a $10.3 million signing bonus. There is also an option for an additional season. Claiborne is expected to officially sign the contract today.
Because of a wrist injury, Cowboy fans will get their first look at Claiborne at this month’s training camp. He is also excepted to participate in this Wednesday’s pre-camp workouts at Valley Ranch. Along side new free agent acquisition Brandon Carr, “Mo” is expected to elevate a Cowboy’s defensive secondary that was plagued with inconstant play and injury last season.