32-Year-Old Cornerback – Dallas Cowboys
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
The lone veteran holdover in the Cowboys' secondary after they let four defensive backs leave in the offseason, Scandrick played only 12 games in 2016 due to lower-body injuries. When healthy, he's pr...
2017 ADP: –
Bye Week: 6
Orlando Scandrick Contract Information:
Agreed to a restructured contract with the Cowboys in May of 2015. The deal runs through 2019.
Scandrick is returning to form this offseason and is prepared to compete for a starting role, Jon Machota of Sports Day reports. "My time is now, and I ain't looking over my shoulder, wondering what's going to happen," Scandrick said. "I'm just going out every day and trying to get better, trying to get back to where I was. I felt like I was an ascending player when I tore my ACL and I'm going to get back to that."
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The ACL tear that cost Scandrick the entire 2015 season didn't get as much attention as some of the Cowboys' other injuries last year but it dealt a crippling blow to their secondary, as the 31-year-old has developed into the team's best cornerback. Equally adept at covering receivers on the outside or in the slot, he appears to be 100 percent heading into training camp and while he doesn't put up big IDP numbers the Dallas team defense will notice his presence.
Scandrick took over a starting spot at cornerback for the Cowboys last season, recording 55 tackles, two INTs and a sack in 14 games. He's better suited to working out of the slot than on the outside however, and the addition of first-round pick Byron Jones as well as the potential return to health of Mo Claiborne should allow Scandrick to return inside. He'll miss the entire 2015 season after tearing his ACL and MCL during training camp
Scandrick surpassed Mo Claiborne on the depth chart last season, starting 15 games and putting up decent numbers (64 tackles, two INTs and two sacks). A healthy Claiborne could regain his starting role, so don't expect a repeat of that IDP performance, but even as the Cowboys' third corner Scandrick will be a valuable part of their secondary.
Veteran slot cornerback provides a steady inside presence for the Cowboys defense, but Scandrick has very limited IDP value.
"Backup" cornerback specializes in slot coverage, a role that gives him almost as many snaps as the starters given the number of three-wide sets around the NFL these days. Scandrick's steady, but he's not special.
Scandrick was a little more active out of the slot in the pass rush but otherwise his development seemed to stall, and the Cowboys will be looking for a better performance from him in 2011.
Taken in the fifth round in 2008 Scandrick proved to be a steal, matching first-round pick Mike Jenkins in performance. If Scandrick wins the competition for a starting spot between the two in camp, he has the skill set to be an IDP surprise.
Rookie will provide secondary and special teams depth if he sticks.