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October 06, 2013

Claiborne says it was an emotional game for him because of 'all the things I've been going through'

Morris Claiborne, who had a fumble recovery and and his second career interception Sunday against the Broncos, said it was an emotional game for him.

“Oh, yeah, man. It was very emotional,” he said. “Just all the things I’ve been going through, period. To come out and get an interception and recover a fumble … but it still wasn’t enough.”

Claiborne, who lost his starting job on the outside to slot corner Orlando Scandrick, was criticized for soft coverage in the San Diego game and has also been playing with a shoulder injury. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said last week that Claiborne was playing with low confidence and poor technique.

“It felt good,” Claiborne said, asked if the interception redeemed him. “It gave us another chance to go get points.”

Claiborne described his interception.

“I was bailing out. They kind of bunched up on us, trying to just run guys free,” he said. “I kind of like bailed off, just got to a third. The light was shining. I don’t think he saw it, cause I couldn’t see it at first. The ball just fell in my hand.”

Despite all the points, Claiborne said the defense did make plays.

“We made plays in spurts,” he said. “That was a good team that we just played, and they executed more than us. We made a couple plays, but it wasn’t good enough to get a victory.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez



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