Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick underwent successful surgery on his broken left hand this week, a procedure that comes with a timetable for return of 6-8 weeks, Scandrick said Wednesday, according to ESPN Dallas.
With some sliver of playoff hopes remaining at Valley Ranch--they are an optimistic bunch, of course--the Cowboys have decided against placing Scandrick on injured reserve, which would end his season officially and rule him out of any playoff games Dallas might stumble into.
"I just want to come back and help my team anyway that I can," Scandrick said.
While playing mostly out of the slot, Scandrick finishes his 2012 season with 21 tackles, 16 solo and 2 for a loss, and four passes defended. With his season most likely over, the Cowboys will use Mike Jenkins on the inside with more regularity.
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