Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne gave himself a C-minus grade for his rookie season after huge expectations were placed on him when Jerry Jones traded up to the 6th pick to select him.
Claiborne expects a much better sophomore campaign, and told ESPN Dallas that he expects a “big jump” in play during his second season.
“I expect a big jump for myself, and play way different than last year,” Claiborne said when asked if he’ll improve in 2013.
Claiborne used this off-season to bulk up and get stronger in the Cowboys strength and conditioning program. Claiborne says that strength should help him in press coverage, to take control of routes.
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“I can tell a big difference just being stronger at the top of the break.”
“I felt that I needed to do it to help my game, as well. I felt a little bit last year like I was losing receivers at the top of the break and not being in front of them enough at the line of scrimmage. That was a big emphasis that I wanted to do in the offseason.”