The Dallas Morning News reported today that Dallas Cowboys coaches have asked cornerback Orlando Scandrick to play safety instead of cornerback for this upcoming 2009 season.
What this means is the Cowboys want Mike Jenkins to replace Anthony Henry and Scandrick to take the safety position from Roy Williams, who was released yesterday.
What do I have to say about it? I think it is a perfect opportunity to give two young kids the chance to shine at Valley Ranch, and I am ready for it.
Scandrick showed several flashes of brilliance in the secondary and Jenkins, who was a first-round pick, was inconsistent at times, we all have to remember he was a rookie. Whatever.
The Cowboys are cleaning house. Jerry Jones can say all he wants about team chemistry, but an idiot would believe that these changes are not being made because the brass in Valley Ranch think have the makings of a Super Bowl Champion. They know the talent is there. Terrell Owens? Pacman Jones? Anthony Henry? Roy Williams? Come on.
The Pittsburgh Steelers put a hurtin’ on us and there is no team in the NFL that is hungry as the Dallas Cowboys. Who would have ever thought that the blue-collar, no glitz Steelers would have six rings before the Cowboys?
I surely didn’t. Put those kids in a position to make plays and let’s see what happens. Neither were a Quincy Carter-type draft pick. A smart decision was made to invest in the secondary and now is the time to put the pressure on the investments.
Let’s just hope it pays off.