Cowboys expect Claiborne to sign in July
ARLINGTON, Texas -- As of Thursday night, cornerback Morris Claiborne was the only draft pick from the Dallas Cowboys' 2012 class yet to agree to a contract.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday that he expects to have the sixth overall selection signed by the time training camp begins in late July.
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday that the team and Claiborne's agent, Bus Cook, are working through some details.
"I don't see any reason to be alarmed or concerned," Stephen added.
Claiborne didn't seem alarmed or concerned about his rookie deal following the final day of mini-camp at Cowboys Stadium.
"I'm not worried about that right now," Claiborne said Thursday. "Everything that I've been hearing has been going good, so right now those guys are the professionals out there. I like to be knowing what's going on but I leave it up to them and let those guys handle that."
What exactly has he heard?
"That everything is going good, everything is going smoothly," Claiborne stated before adding that he had "no idea" when a deal would be completed.
The former LSU standout has been sidelined since having surgery on his left wrist in March. He had the pins and cast removed in May but has been limited to conditioning drills and watching organized team activities and mini-camp from the sidelines.
The 22-year-old said last month that his goal was to be ready to participate the first week of training camp, which begins July 30. According to Jerry Jones, Claiborne remains on schedule.
"I don't have any doubt he will be here, conditioned, ready," the team owner said Thursday.
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