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Morris Claiborne owes Dez Bryant pushups over missed interceptions

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson makes a 9-yard catch for a touchdown over Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson makes a 9-yard catch for a touchdown over Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne. AP

Dez Bryant didn’t make the trip with the Dallas Cowboys to the Pacific Northwest as he is recovering from concussion-like symptoms. But that didn’t stop the star receiver from voicing his opinions on Twitter throughout the team’s Thursday night game against Seattle, which the Seahawks won 27-17.

And Bryant made it a point to say cornerback Morris Claiborne owed him 20 pushups for missing a couple interception opportunities in the game.

“I need my 20 push ups tomorrow 24... Two picks I know you could have had... #Cowboysworld,” Bryant posted on his Twitter handle @DezBryant.

Claiborne agreed.

“I definitely owe him,” Claiborne said. “As soon as I see him, I’m going to get down and give him those pushups cause we can’t have that. For us to be where we want to be, those are big-time plays. Big-time plays for us as a unit, it can change the course of the game.

“For us to be a championship defense, I have to cash in on those opportunities when I get them.”

Claiborne is coming off a season in which he had no interceptions. However, throughout training camp and in the preseason, Claiborne has gotten his hands on more balls and wants to take the next step in what has been a disappointing career to date.

Outside of the missed interceptions, Claiborne also gave up a touchdown in the second quarter. Claiborne had tight coverage, but still couldn’t stop a perfect 9-yard pass from Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson to Paul Richardson.

“It was a well thrown ball,” Claiborne said. “Once he caught it, I tried to play it through his hands, but from the position he caught it from, there was nothing else I can do about it. When I got off the ground, I was like, ‘Hey that was nice. That was a good play.’”

Star-Telegram Dallas Cowboys beat writer Clarence Hill talks one on one with Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne at Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, CA, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (Star-Telegram/Max Faulkner)

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