Morris Claiborne had an impressive debut at cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys, limiting Hakeem Nicks to four catches for 38 yards.
“He's played in a lot of big time games in his career and it didn’t look like he was in awe of the situation at all,” coach Jason Garrett said. “They have good receivers up there in New York, they throw the football well. We put him in some situations where he had to cover those guys by himself and I thought he did a good job. They caught some passes on him, but that's the nature of the NFL.
"The big thing when you're a corner is when they do have some success against you, what do you do the next play? And I thought he did a good job of coming back and competing in the game.”
The Giants tested Claiborne on the first snap, throwing downfield to Nicks in a play that was broken up by strong saftety Barry Church.
Nicks' catches were all on short routes.
“He battled,” cornerback Brandon Carr said of Claiborne. “He’s a warrior, man. He knew they were going to come after him the whole game. He stood up like a man and played, kept the deep ball from going over his head and made the tackles. That’s all we need.”