Orlando Scandrick, Cornerback
Veteran Orlando Scandrick has been playing some of his best football as of late. The 30-year old cornerback was even made a team captain this season. And he seemed to be taking that responsibility seriously.
But in the past couple games, Scandrick has appeared to be just a little off. Whether that’s due to injury, fatigue or some combination of the two, this isn’t the same player we saw even two weeks ago. And I’m not trying to make excuses for the guy. It’s just been a mystery as to why he’s been so hot and cold this season.
With young defenders like Anthony Brown and Jourdan Lewis in the secondary, Scandrick needs to be the rock this team can rely on. But missed tackles, bad angles and poor coverage have plagued him as of late. The sorts of things we saw from Scandrick last year, while he was recovering from a devastating knee injury that sidelined for the entire 2015 regular season.
The fact Scandrick got into head coach Jason Garrett’s face at the end of the Falcons’ contest doesn’t bother me one bit. To me, that’s just a veteran expressing his frustration to his coach. Scandrick was just doing what every Cowboys fan wanted to do after that debacle of a game.
The fact is, the entire group of Cowboys corners had their struggles against the Falcons on Sunday. And the team’s inept offensive performance did them no favors. But something is array when it comes to the play of Orlando Scandrick the past couple weeks. And it seems unlikely to change with Dallas having to play two games in the next 11 days. That’s unless you have a time machine to 2014.