The Dallas Cowboys offseason program kicked off Monday at Valley Ranch and while cornerback Orlando Scandrick won’t be a full participant in said program, he’s feeling very optimistic about where he is in his rehab from the knee injury that ended his 2015 season before it could start back in August.
It’s now been a little over eight months since the injury, which consisted of a torn ACL and MCL in Scandrick’s right knee, and required surgery.
"I'm doing great," Scandrick said, per David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. "Phenomenal. We have a great plan in place, and I expect to be ready for training camp."
Scandrick’s goal is to play in all 16 games for the first time since 2013, but obviously, the season is still a long way off, and he’s not about to rush anything in mid-April.
"We're not going to rush it," Scandrick said. "We knew all along it was a 10- to 12-month process with the injury I had. By the grace of God, I'm ahead of schedule. I'd hate to come so far and get out there a little bit too early. I expect to be a full participant, play 16 games and practice every day. I don't want to have to manage this injury and skip out on practices once the season starts because the knee is tired.
"I'm excited, more about this season than any season at any stage in my career in any sport. I'm eager to prove to my teammates, the organization, the fans and the media I can be the same player if not better."