Count Morris Claiborne as one of the stars from the Cowboys’ first padded practice on Monday.
He had multiple pass breakups, holding his own multiple times against Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams. Claiborne dealt with a little bit of cramping midway through the afternoon session, but missed only a few snaps.
“I felt real good,” Claiborne said. “I just have to turn some of those into interceptions. I can’t complain. It was a good day.”
Claiborne got off to a fast start in training camp a year ago, but he battled injuries much of the season. He also wasn’t as productive as desired with no interceptions.
0 Interceptions by Morris Claiborne last season
Claiborne acknowledged talking with veterans such as Orlando Scandrick and Brandon Carr about pacing himself throughout camp and ensuring he peaks during the regular season.
“I was talking to Orlando on the sideline, it’s just pacing yourself, try not to burn yourself out too early,” Claiborne said. “That’s one of the things I’m keeping in my mind, not in the back of it but in the front of my mind, just trying to make it all the way through the season and stay healthy.
“It’s kind of a hard with a young guy like myself. I see Brandon and Orlando all the time, they’re able to keep that same pace all the way through camp and that’s something where I’m trying to get to.”