Cowboys bench Morris Claiborne


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The Dallas Cowboys have benched cornerback Morris Clairborne.

Orlando Scandrick will now start at right cornerback but Claiborne will continue to get some playin time in passing situations.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett believes Clairborne is lacking confidence and proper technique according to ESPN’s Calvin Watkins.

“I think it’s probably a combination,” Garrett said. “Technically, you go back at each of the completions against him and you say, ‘Hey, you should do this. You should do that.’ But I also think confidence, playing that position, is critical. And usually those two things work hand in hand.

“When you’re playing technically sound and you have ability, you tend to have more and more confidence because you’re in the right place. They went to him too much in this ballgame, and they were too effective. He’s just got to play better, and he will play better.”

The Cowboys have had high expectations for Claiborne after moving up eight spots to draft him in 2012.