Orlando Scandrick Singlehandedly Settles Second Cornerback Battle

Written by theMBIIIeffect

A lot of people are pointing fingers at Tony Romo for last night’s 33-31 loss against the New York Giants.

True, the quarterback was bad.

But we have to assess one of our corners with some of the blame to. Orlando Scandrick was really bad last night.

He was bad in all aspects of the game: he missed open-field tackles on screen passes, got beat deep and he slipped on an Eli Manning touchdown pass to Steve Smith.

With this bad performance, Cowboys coach Wade Phillips could have to re-evaluate his policy of rotating Scandrick and Mike Jenkins.

“We are going to look at it and see,” Phillips said. “We evaluate every week as to how players are playing, and we didn’t cover [Giants receiver Steve Smith] at all the whole game.”

Last night might have been an off night for Scandrick. But with a first-round pick like Jenkins nipping at his heels, he can’t afford to have an off night.

Jenkins had a pretty good game against Tampa Bay. With Carolina coming to town next week, Jenkins will likely match up against Muhsin Muhammad, a fast and physical wide receiver. That should be a good match-up for Jenkins, who likes to play close to the line of scrimmage and jam opposing wide receivers.

That being said, it still helps the Cowboys to have this kind of competition for starting spots. Both Scandrick and Jenkins will have to keep in mind that, with a bad week, their spot on defense could be gone.

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Tags: Eli Manning Mike Jenkins Muhsin Muhammad Orlando Scandrick Steve Smith Tony Romo Wade Phillips

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