Morris Claiborne will show up to Cowboys camp with or without a new deal.
Is Dallas Cowboys’ number-one pick Morris “Mo” Claiborne doing the right thing by showing up to training camp without a contract finalized?
That could be a genuine storyline as Claiborne has indicated that he would do as such if his deal is not done according to the Shreveport Times.
“I have no idea. I let my agents and those guys handle that. So far, they seem to be doing a pretty good job,” Claiborne said. “I’ll patiently wait. I’m not in no hurry. You hear a lot of talk about people saying I’m holding out. No I’m not holding out. I’m going to camp signed or not signed. It doesn’t matter.”
The upper echelon of the NFL 2012 draft remains uncommitted although any moment now that could begin to change.
Once the number-one pick overall Andrew Luck strikes a deal with the Colts, the remaining contracts will fall like dominoes once he “sets” the market.
Robert Griffin III stated last week that he expects to have his deal done next week in any event. As the number-two pick, his deal could also impact those further down the ladder.
RG3 could have his ink drying on paper by Monday.
Back to Claiborne, his attitude is on-point with what you would want out of a young man that is buying into your program.
Truthfully, his statement could be hand-delivered direct by Claiborne from whoever is advising him on media relations.
This spring he caught a lot of static for how he performed on the infamous Wonderlic test that supposedly measures the intelligence of an incoming player.
This type of comment in our 24-hour news cycle can help to redirect how he is perceived as it stands to reason that his deal will get done on time.
If not, Claiborne would certainly be bound to show up and perform and he would be one banana peel away from taking whatever the Cowboys would be willing to dish out.