You would think the last thing the Cowboys want is for Claiborne to start Training camp away from the team because of his contract not being worked out yet, read here.
Bus Cook, the agent for Dallas Cowboys first-round pick Morris Claiborne, said Saturday he’s not sure if his client will be signed by the start of training camp.
“I have no idea, don’t know,” Cook said about Claiborne’s availability for training camp from a contractual standpoint. “I don’t know. We’ll see.”
Cook wouldn’t get into specifics as to why a deal might not be reached. The Cowboys open training camp for rookies and selected veterans July 25 in Irving, Texas. The first practice for the 90-man roster will be July 30 in Oxnard, Calif.
Only two of the top 10 picks from this year’s draft have signed contracts. Claiborne, selected sixth overall, is the only pick the Cowboys have yet to sign.
One of the issues regarding some draft picks is offset language that frees a team from the full obligation of guaranteed money should that player sign with another team after he’s cut in the future. During the Cowboys’ minicamp, executive vice president Stephen Jones said the offset language in contracts is preventing deals from getting done now.
“That’s probably what is holding everybody up, because the money is the money,” he said. “I think everyone wants to be consistent at the end of the day. I think that is what is holding everything up, see what is going to be the flavor of the day.”
Get the kid into camp on time Jerry. He’s already behind a little because he missed all the Spring stuff due to rehabbing the wrist injury. Watch all of this be the excuse why Jenkins is starting against the Giants on September 5th.