Dallas Cowboys: Six Mid-Round Draft Successes

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Sep 28, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) celebrates with cornerback Orlando Scandrick (32) after the game against the New Orleans Saints at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Saints 38-17. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Scandrick | CB | Round 5 | 2008

The Cowboys moved up in the fifth round of the 2008 draft to select Orlando Scandrick from Boise State.

He’s featured consistently for the team since being drafted, but arguably had his best season so far in 2014.

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  • A suspension by the NFL for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs (subsequently proven to be MDMA) meant he missed the opening two games of the year.

    However he started every game after that and contributed a sack and 58 tackles.

    Scandrick was targeted 85 by quarterbacks during the season but was responsible for zero touchdowns.

    Brandon Carr was targeted 100 times for 6 touchdowns.

    To think there was a time that Scandrick had to compete with Mo Claiborne for the cornerback spot seems an abomination.

    He’ll go into 2015 setting the standard.

    Next: Round 4: Father Of The O-Line