In the 2012 NFL Draft, the Cowboys gave up a 2nd round pick to jump 8 spots to #6 and grab Morris Claiborne, in spite of the fact that he had wrist surgery. Earlier this week, reports said that Claiborne would probably be healthy for the Cowboys June minicamp, but now it sounds like that’s not going to happen. The Cowboys’ say their target for Claiborne is to have him back for Training Camp.
Claiborne figures to be a week 1 starter opposite Brandon Carr, but young cornerbacks can take a bit to develop and he’s misses valuable practice time. With solid depth in Mike Jenkins and Orlando Scandrick, there’s no rush for the Cowboys to start Claiborne week 1 if they feel he’s not ready, but more than likely he will be.