Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones isn’t very happy with cornerback Morris Claiborne. He believes the rookie needs to toughen up and play through injuries.
“Mo Claiborne’s got to get out there,” Jones told the Elf & Slater Show on 105.3 (via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News). “The times he’s been out there, it’s been impressive. But he certainly can’t make the club in the tub, if you will. He’s got to get out there. It’s time. We got to start having a mentality that we’re going to play through things.”
“You don’t ever see Jason Witten missing practice, and he’s going on 10 [seasons]. He just won’t miss. So, we got to have the young guys step up and play better,” Jones added.
I tell you, the Cowboys really know how to encourage their players. You have Jerry Jones constantly ripping Dez Bryant in the media and now his son is doing the same thing with Claiborne. And they wonder why they’ve won one playoff game in the past 15-plus seasons.