Defense ready for Scandrick's return

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is waiting for his formal reinstatement once the NFL and NFL Players Association come to an agreement on a new drug policy, but his teammates can’t wait for his return.

Scandrick has missed the first two games as part of a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy after testing positive for amphetamines in the spring. Under the terms of a new policy, Scandrick, as well as other players, like Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker, will be allowed to play immediately.

“In the secondary right now, guys are playing pretty well,” cornerback Brandon Carr said. “With Scandrick, he's going to fit easily back into the puzzle as far as our chemistry on the back end. He's that guy that has a chip on his shoulder. I know he's going to come back ready to prove some things to us and to the rest of the world. I'm ready for him to come back, man, just get him back into the flow of things. We want all of our pieces up when it's time to go to war. We'll be happy to get that guy back.”

Morris Claiborne has started the first two games opposite Carr, and Sterling Moore has manned Scandrick’s role in the slot and earned the coaches’ praise.

“All I can do is go out there and make plays on the plays I have an opportunity to make,” Moore said. “I think I’ve done that so far, but it’s out of my hands whenever he comes back.”

Scandrick had two interceptions last season and was the Cowboys’ best cornerback. He had a solid preseason and training camp as well.

Linebacker Bruce Carter said Scandrick brings an attitude to the defense.

“Our spirit on defense right now is real high,” Carter said. “Everybody is flying around and just having fun, and a guy like Orlando, for me, I feel like he loves to talk. He’s always talking junk to somebody, so I think it’ll add more flavor to our defense. We’ll be happy to have him back.”

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