Five things the Cowboys got right and wrong in free agency
#2 – Right or Wrong? Morris Claiborne
There is little on tape to suggest that things will change for number 24. But the truth is the team needs Morris Claiborne.
With big contracts handed out to mid-level corners, the market is thin. Claiborne’s contract is incentive based and team friendly. The former first rounder might have fared better under different city lights, however, circumstances say that the relationship is mutually beneficial.
Dallas needs cornerback talent, or at the very least, someone talented enough to fill the depth chart. Claiborne is motivated to prove his first-round ability in the NFL. (Stop me if you heard that before.)
It looks like the 26-year old will get one more year to show what he is capable of. More importantly, the Cowboys get one more year to evaluate him and more time to fill in the position should Claiborne earn a pink slip.
Right or Wrong?
I have been a strong advocate to release the 2012 sixth overall pick. But the Cowboys need him. Mo needs the team. It can still work out. The deal is a one-year contract of $3 million, with incentives to push it to $3.75 million.
For now, I’m leaning more towards this move as a right one, but let’s see what happens in 2016, especially if he can stay on the field.
And hey, if you feel rather charitable about his $3 million pay out, Fox Sports writer Cameron DaSilva is reporting that Claiborne’s 2011 SEC Championship ring is for sale. It will set you back $100,000, but your conscious, of course, will be free.
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