Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 7 months ago

Scandrick returned to the lineup Sunday, recording five tackles.

Mo Claiborne had one of his better games as a pro on Sunday, so the competition is on for the starting cornerback spot opposite Brandon Carr. Given how many three receiver sets the Cowboys will likely face next week against the Saints though, expect both Scandrick and Claiborne to see plenty of action regardless of who gets named the starter.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 7 months ago

Scandrick has been reinstated from his four-game suspension after the NFL finalized a new policy regarding performance enhancing drugs on Wednesday, NFL.com reports.

Scandrick will be immediately eligible to return to practice and play this week versus the Rams. The seventh-year pro recorded a career-best 64 tackles (59 solo) and two interceptions last season and should reclaim a starting cornerback position for the Cowboys. In a corresponding move, the Cowboys will place Darrion Weem on injured reserve to make room for Scandrick on their active roster.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 7 months ago

With the NFL revising its drug policy Tuesday night, Scandrick is expected to be immediately reinstated from his four-game suspension, ESPN's Ed Werder reports.

Assuming no last-minute snags in announcing the new policy, Scandrick could be back at practice as soon as Wednesday, with a return to action Sunday against the Rams. Scandrick would more than likely replace Morris Claiborne as one of the starting cornerbacks, giving the Cowboys' beleaguered defense a modicum of respectability.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 7 months ago

Scandrick (suspension) won't play Sunday against the Titans, the Dallas Morning News reports.

If a revised NFL drug policy is approved next week, it's expected that Scandrick would be reinstated and be eligible to play in Week 3, but he won't be on the Cowboys' active roster this weekend, with an agreement on the policy not yet finalized.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 7 months ago

Scandrick is still in California and is not expected to play in the Cowboys upcoming game against the Titans, even if the league overturns his suspension, Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram reports.

Scandrick is expected to be able to play as soon as the NFL agrees on a new drug testing policy, but it appears that Scandrick will not play regardless of his suspension. It seems more likely that he will not see his first NFL action of the season until week three when the team travels to St. Louis.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 7 months ago

The league and the NFLPA have not finalized their proposed agreement regarding revision to the league's drug programs, according to NFL VP of PR Greg Aiello. As a result, Scandrick's suspension has not been officially rescinded at this time.

The two sides may ultimately finalize their agreement Saturday, but Scandrick's availability for Week 2 is uncertain as there are still details that need to be cleared up before the players impacted will be able to get on the field again.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 7 months ago

As a result of the league's new drug policy, Scandrick is now reinstated from suspension, ESPN reports.

Scandrick is no less than Dallas' second-best cornerback, so this should result in a clear improvement for the Dallas secondary. The Cowboys defense remains likely to end the year as one of the league's worst, however.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 8 months ago

Updating a previous report, Scandrick's suspension was a result of a violation of the NFL's drug policy.

Scandrick's suspension is said to be for PED use, but according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the positive test was triggered by a recreational drug he took during a trip to Mexico. He'll miss the first four games of 2014 as a result, and is now one failed drug test away from a potential season-long ban.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 8 months ago

Scandrick has been suspended for the first four weeks of the 2014 season, Rowan Kavner of DallasCowboys.com reports.

A reason for Scandrick's suspension has yet to be disclosed, but the duration was confirmed by Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones on Monday. The suspension will give Morris Claiborne a clearer path to a starting cornerback job to begin the season.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 12 months ago

ESPNDallas' Todd Archer believes CB Orlando Scandrick is the favorite to start over former first-round CB Morris Claiborne.

Claiborne will have to improve dramatically to escape the bust tag hovering over him. Claiborne has started just 22 games and been disastrous in coverage since being selected at pick six in 2012. Scandrick played well after taking the job last season, so Claiborne will need a big training camp to move up the depth chart.