Cowboys, Claiborne: 4 years, $16.4M

The Dallas Cowboys have signed first-round draft pick Morris

Claiborne to a four-year contract.

Claiborne signed the deal Monday, and the cornerback will be

able to practice when rookies and selected veterans have three days

of workouts at Valley Ranch starting Wednesday before the full

training camp in California.

While the Cowboys didn’t release contract details, a story on

the team’s website said the deal was worth $16.4 million, including

a $10.3 million signing bonus.

Dallas traded up eight spots and lost its second-round draft

pick in April to get Claiborne, the All-America cornerback from

LSU.

Claiborne, expected to start opposite Brandon Carr, missed

offseason workouts because of surgery before the draft to repair

ligament damage in his left wrist.