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WATCH: Julian Edelman breaks Morris Claiborne's ankles on 16-yard catch

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots reacts after a play in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots reacts after a play in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Julian Edelman is one of the toughest wide receivers to cover out of the slot, but he has the ability to play outside the numbers too. He proved that in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

With Morris Claiborne lined up across from him, Edelman faked outside and cut back towards the inside of the field. Claiborne, however, didn't follow him as Edelman put him on the ground with his footwork.

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Claiborne learned just how hard it is to stop Edelman, even when he's not in the slot. With moves like that and a future Hall of Famer in Tom Brady as his quarterback, Edelman is a matchup nightmare.

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