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Cowboys Claiborne open to playing wide receiver

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08:04 AM ET 05.03 | Dallas is hoping that it has addressed a poor pass defense with the drafting of cornerback Morris Claiborne. But Claiborne could potentially help in more areas than just covering wide receivers. The player the Cowboys openly admitted was the top defensive player on their draft board could also be used to return kicks, something he did at LSU. In fact, Claiborne, the sixth overall selection, is so eager to contribute that he revealed during a local radio interview that he wouldn't mind lining up for a few snaps at wide receiver. "I would love to be a two-way player," Claiborne told "Galloway and Company." ... "If they gave me that chance and opportunity to go both sides of the ball I'd love it. I won't turn it down."

The Dallas Morning News

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May 3, 2012  08:15 AM ET

"Playing both sides of the ball is easier than the Wonderlich!" -Mo Claiborne

May 3, 2012  08:22 AM ET

So now he has to read two playbooks? Ain't gonna happen, unless....

"Mr. Jones, will you read me a story?"

"All right, Morris. Once upon a time, there was a little boy with a route to run...."

May 3, 2012  08:25 AM ET

He's taking this Deion Sanders thing a bit too far.

May 3, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Busy month for Morris, he gets his playbook and receives an honorary GED from Fair Park High School.
And who says you cannot go home again?

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May 3, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Hey Morris, let's focus on becoming a quality NFL CB before signing ourselves up for positions the Cowboys don't need us playing. I'd actually like to see the Cowboys hold onto a lead in the 4th Quarter this upcoming season.

May 3, 2012  09:45 AM ET

The Boys don't need you at wide receiver.
Afterall, Jerry got the steal of the draft two years ago in Dez Bryant!

May 3, 2012  10:00 AM ET

The only stat he should be padding is 3 and outs...

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May 3, 2012  10:10 AM ET

Do what it takes to win. Great attitude coming from a young player. If he stays focused in the game and keeps out of trouble no one will remember giving up a second round pick to move up and get him.

May 3, 2012  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Hey Morris, let's focus on becoming a quality NFL CB before signing ourselves up for positions the Cowboys don't need us playing. I'd actually like to see the Cowboys hold onto a lead in the 4th Quarter this upcoming season.

+1000

May 3, 2012  10:22 AM ET
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50YearFan, he probably could only have a first grade education and be good enough to help beat whatever team you root for. Don't know what makes you think you are sooooo f-n smart. He cared less for the Wonderlick test so did not complete it. Seems the Cowboys passed that test and took him despite that test. Does that show you something, stupid. Before you comment about one's education be certain you are not coming off as a double ****.

Says the guy who can't google 'Wonderlic' test.

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May 3, 2012  10:28 AM ET
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WaWa We Wa-**** handle to start. Shows you are not educated enough to comment on Morris Claiborne's education. You are probably some fat but woman sans a life who has to put one down as your life is sooooooo down you cannot look up from the toilet bowl. Get a LIFE.

Bitter, party of one!

May 3, 2012  10:30 AM ET

I don't care if he isn't smart enough to tie his own shoe laces, as long as he can play corner. Besides after listening to a couple of his interviews it sounds like he is smarter than the average NFL player.

May 3, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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I don't care if he isn't smart enough to tie his own shoe laces, as long as he can play corner. Besides after listening to a couple of his interviews it sounds like he is smarter than the average NFL player.

I'm enjoying his perspective on the Wonderlic...

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May 3, 2012  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

50YearFan, he probably could only have a first grade education and be good enough to help beat whatever team you root for. Don't know what makes you think you are sooooo f-n smart. He cared less for the Wonderlick test so did not complete it. Seems the Cowboys passed that test and took him despite that test. Does that show you something, stupid. Before you comment about one's education be certain you are not coming off as a double ****.

I hope it is ok if I print off what you wrote and carry it around in my wallet. Priceless.
I am a little surprised it took him 16 questions into the test to conclude it was not about football. You are no doubt right, if this football thing does not work out he can fall back on his education in any field he chooses.
Thank you for your support and you have a great day.

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