It's not entirely clear if the Cowboys are indeed contemplating a trade of third-year cornerback Morris Claiborne, but ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins suggested that might be the case:
Claiborne shouldn't be the third corner on this team, but it's fair to say Scandrick is just better. And now with the Cowboys trying to upgrade a poor defense, a look at the current personnel is needed.
The bold move would result in the Cowboys trading Claiborne for maybe a third-round pick. NFL teams aren't going to give up anything higher than that, considering Claiborne's health issues and a lack of play-making ability in his first two seasons.
It's easy to focus on Claiborne and say he's come up short of expectations and you would be fair in saying that. Trading him could be an option for the Cowboys if they believe someone is willing to give them a third-round pick.
This sounds like more of a rumor than anything else, but it just wouldn't make sense for Dallas to move Claiborne right now. For one, the team would instantly become thin at cornerback. Even with Orlando Scandrick and Brandon Carr starting, the Cowboys would be forced to play either B.W. Webb or Sterling Moore in nickel packages. That's not ideal.
More important, Claiborne's value is next to nothing. It would be one thing if he'd had a quality 2013 season and the Cowboys could get decent value in return, but he didn't. Pro Football Focus (subscription required) tracked him as allowing 10.2 yards per attempt, which is really poor.
Trading Claiborne now would be like dumping a stock at its lowest value before it rises in price. Even though he clearly isn't what Dallas wished he'd become when it traded up to grab him in the draft a couple years ago, it still wouldn't make sense to move him for a mid-round pick.