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November 14, 2012

Garrett says Claiborne hasn't been hanging his head this week over Philly game

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett has seen what he expected out of cornerback Morris Claiborne this week – a player who didn’t get too down on himself after a bad game.

“A lot of bad things happened for him in that game, obviously the penalties and some different things,” Garrett said. “But he kept battling. And that’s one of the things that the people at LSU told us about him.”

The rookie cornerback got called five times for penalties in last week’s game at Philadelphia. He had three holds, a pass interference and an offsides whistled against him.

Garrett said Claiborne has been working this week on understanding the mistakes.

“Mental toughness is critical,” Garrett said. “They’re going to complete balls on you, you’ve got to keep coming back. Afterwards, he said, ‘Hey, I’m going to learn from this day. I made a lot of mistakes, but I’m going to watch that tape and I’m going to get better.’ And that’s been his demeanor the past couple of days.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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