Grade C: The cornerback market was drying up, so the Jets had to do something quickly.
In other Cowboys news on Thursday, cornerback Brandon Carr signed a free-agent deal with Baltimore. ESPN reported that it would be a one-year deal with a series of options that can make it a four-year pact.
Update (3/16/17 4:05 p.m.): Schefter reports that Claiborne will sign with the New York Jets.
He is expected to travel to Baltimore next week to sign his contract after passing a mandatory physical exam. Finding a cornerback was a top priority for the Ravens this offseason.
That leaves the Cowboys without their two starting corners from the past several seasons. He turned 27 just last month, and could be a part of the Jets' long-term future. The former LSU star was a 1st round pick (# 6 overall) by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2012 NFL Draft.
While he played well in limited time in 2016, injuries have derailed Claiborne's career to this point.
Claiborne, who is 5'11 and 192 lbs, has missed 33 games due to injuries the past 5 seasons.
In 2016, Carr finished with 61 tackles and an interception to help Dallas finish 13-3.