Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
Morris Claiborne had huge expectations placed upon him as soon as Dallas moved up to No. 6 in the draft to select him.
Actually, Jerry Jones gave him about as high a compliment as possible when he compared the former LSU Tiger to Deion "Primetime" Sanders.
Those are lofty expectations, but overall, Claiborne has performed remarkably well. The rookie has shut down most of the receivers he has come up against and has shown poise way beyond his years.
He limited Hakeem Nicks to only four receptions and 38 yards in Week 1, Week 2, Claiborne performed admirably against Seattle, and in Week 3, he blanketed every Tampa Bay wideout he came up against.
Claiborne was picked on a bit against the Bears, but even though Brandon Marshall had a huge game receiving, most of his 138 yards came against Brandon Carr.
The Cowboys gave up a second-round pick to snag Claiborne, and right now, it seems like a great deal. The rookie has been one of the brightest spots, thus far, from Dallas, and with the Cowboys' injuries in the secondary, in a lot of ways, he's been a saving grace.