Three weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain in the regular season opener against the Jets, Cowboys’ cornerback Orlando Scandrick is ready to return to the field. Scandrick told reporters on Tuesday that if the Cowboys had a game this week, he would play. “I’m ready to play,” he said.
Of course, it’s probably a good thing that the team doesn’t have a game this week, as seemingly half the team, including key starters like Miles Austin and Gerald Sensabaugh, are dealing with lingering injuries that would at the very least cast some doubt on their availability.
The Cowboys and the newly healthy Scandrick will return in week six to face the New England Patriots, a game that will mark the first time this season that the team’s cornerback trio of Mike Jenkins, Terence Newman and Scandrick will be on the field together.
“I feel good,” Scandrick said, per ESPN Dallas. “I’m excited. I just feel like it’s been a long time and it really hasn’t. I’m excited about the challenge to come back and play against Wes Welker. It’s a challenge that I look forward to.”
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