The Dallas Cowboys stand to benefit from the league’s amended drug policy, as it clears the way for cornerback Orlando Scandrick to return this week, two games earlier than he would have under the old policy.
The NFL Players Association and the NFL announced the change on Wednesday.
Scandrick was suspended four games for violating the performance enhancing drug policy when he tested positive for amphetamines. Under the new policy though, Scandrick’s positive test falls under the category of substance abuse, not PED use, and he will join the team having sat out two games.
Obviously, this is great news for the Cowboys.
“You’re talking about a guy who could blitz and cover,” defensive end Jeremy Mincey said, when Scandrick was suspended. “He has a knack for making plays. It would definitely be a great positive to have Orlando back. Right now, we’re just holding it down for him the best we can do.”
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