Apr 27, 2012; Valley Ranch, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys first round draft pick Morris Claiborne (left) and owner Jerry Jones (right) answer questions from the media at a press conference at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Drafting Well For Other Teams


Aug 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) on the bench during the second half against the Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Well, as painful as it was to sit through this season as a fan of the Dallas Cowboys I can’t imagine it feels anywhere near as painful as it would be to be a Broncos fan and have to have sat through that spanking. Nevertheless, the Broncos were in position to do something that Dallas can only dream about at this point.

The good news is now that the Super Bowl is done and over. Every team, other than the Seahawks of course, is back at square one to see who has the mettle to dethrone the new champs.

With the season now being over the only thing we can talk about is free agency and make comments about the guys we hope Jerry takes in this year’s draft, but my concern is more related to the guys we let go.

I’m hearing a lot of talk about guys like Mo Claiborne and how we are already declaring him a bust and how we should consider trading him already.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not defending his play over the past two seasons, but shouldn’t we give him a little more time before we write him off.

I make this argument because I feel like I might be the only guy tired of seeing Cowboy rejects going on to other teams and becoming not only serviceable players, but some of them even starters. Its tough watching guys like Anthony Fasano, Erik Walden, and even Martellus Bennett having success in other places.

I completely understand that there are several things that factor in to why these players may not have had success in Dallas. Whether it be immaturity, scheme, development by coaches, fit, or whatever else, but it just seems like we are doing a lot of the work for other people and not reaping the benefits.

So I think we should hold on to Mo, and to a lot of the other guys that may not have proven themselves yet. You never know when one of those guys might hold the key to becoming a contender.

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  • ctcowboy1968

    No way a team let’s go of a #6 pick two years in. That’s absolutely stupid. We must let him play out his rookie contract. He is cheap right now. If he doesn’t show enough by the end of his rookie contact, then let him walk.
    Regarding Cowboy draft picks playing on other teams, Walden is not a starter. Fasano is not a difference maker, and Bennett did not have his sh&t together when he was here. It’s not the scheme. It’s the coaches. They don’t have a clue when it comes to judging talent or designing plays to get that talent involved.

    • Emery

      Mo hasn’t really played that bad. His problem is he hasn’t played that much. He’s had some nagging injuries over his first two seasons and that’s hurt his growth as a player. The one thing that will help him be the playmaker he was at LSU is an upgraded pass rush.

  • Old Frog

    I don’t think those other players were as fragile as Claiborne. IMHO this was a bad decision as was drafting Lee.

  • Goallinestan

    I also think Claiborne, at least to date, has been a bust. Both he and Lee came to this team either needing surgery or coming off one. I really can’t figure out Claiborne’s problem but his Wunderlick score tells a lot. Lee’s compounding injuries are going to reach the point where he’ll be gone in two or three years. His body just stand the stress at MLB.

  • Juanito Juanito

    All that cowboys need to do is improve the pass rush and all the dbs will imorove a lot, and with less injuries

  • Ed

    I noticed the same damn thing during the Bears game. Talent seams to be there… Actually, its somewhere else.

  • Chesney Blair

    Coaches are paid to draw up a scheme that plays to their players’ strength not to their weaknesses. Then there is the firing the guy who drafted this player a year after hiring him thingie.

  • Earl Robertson

    Claiborne problem is he is as dumb as they come! For example against K.C. 3rd and 10 Cowboys needed a stop or lose the game. Avery runs a route 6 yards and cuts it off ball is thrown all he had to do was wait for him to catch it and tackle him two yards short but instead he grabs Avery shoulder and the ref throws the flag! Game over!!