The Dallas Cowboys gave the Denver Broncos everything they had. Tony Romo led the Cowboys up and down the field and scored 48 points but it wasn’t enough for the Cowboys to overcome the Broncos 51 points. Cornerback Morris Claiborne had been pointed to as a week link in the secondary but he played well recovering a fumble and intercepting Peyton Manning.
“It was very emotional,” Claiborne said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Just all the things I’ve been going through, period. To come out and get an interception and recover a fumble … But it still wasn’t enough.”
“I feel like we held up pretty good. We just didn’t make enough plays.”
He received some praise from his veteran teammates.
“This is Year 2, and he’s finding his way,” cornerback Brandon Carr said. “He bounced back despite all that has been happening. He came ready to play and kept that chip on his shoulder and made some big plays for us.”
The Cowboys aren’t considering this a moral victory like Jerry Jones suggested that it was.
“It hurts,” Claiborne said. “This one really hurts. I felt something about this loss I haven’t felt in a long time. It hurt.”