The Dallas Cowboys looked to have a pretty good chance at a comeback for a short while on Sunday night, after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown with a little over five minutes left. After all, the Cowboys were turning the game over to a defense that had held the high-powered Falcons offense to just 16 points up until then.
But, there in crunch time, the defense couldn’t get off the field, and cornerback Orlando Scandrick was a large part of the reason why. Scandrick was directly responsible for the Falcons converting two third downs on the drive--first missing a tackle on Jacquizz Rogers, then just moments later, being flagged for defensive holding on Roddy White.
These conversions allowed Atlanta to eat up all but 17 seconds of the game clock before a Matt Bryant field goal extended the Atlanta lead to 19-13. Afterward, Scandrick--who was actually having a good game until that final drive--didn’t attempt to downplay his struggles down the stretch.
“I let everyone down. Myself. My teammates,” said Scandrick, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’m not a young player. There’s no excuses. I take full accountability.”
It’s safe to assume that that last Falcons’ drive is going to stay with Scandrick for awhile.
“It was just two bad plays at the end,” Scandrick said. “I take it worse than anybody. It’s killing me inside. It’s going to kill me for a while.”
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