Cowboys Claiborne Brings New Attitude to Training Camp

Published 07/29 2014 03:48PM

Updated 07/29 2014 04:04PM

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne brought more than just his game to training camp this year. The third year starter out of LSU has a new attitude on the field in Oxnard.

Claiborne has tallied 81 tackles, and three interceptions in his first 25 games in a Cowboys uniform. At the same time one of the biggest criticisms of Claiborne has been a "lack of toughness" on the field at times.

It appears early in camp Claiborne has responded to that with a fiery attitude on the football field. Including getting into some tough press coverage against one of the best wide receivers in the NFl, Dez Bryant.

"I don't want to call it a chip. I want to call it, I got confidence in myself  in what I'm doing. I've got confidence in my teammates and confidence in my coaches. I'm just trying to put it all together," said Morris Claiborne.

While Claiborne may not want to use the expression that there's a "chip on his shoulder," others are certainly taking notice of his new attitude.

"He got stronger. I think his demeanor is better than it's been. He certainly becoming more mature, and I think his approach to playing to game, the 'physicalness', the competitiveness, is just getting better and better and better," said head coach Jason Garrett.

The Cowboys will open the preseason against the San Diego Chargers on August 9th.

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