Among the roster moves made by the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, as they trimmed the roster to the NFL-mandated 75 before Thursday’s preseason finale against the Texans in Arlington, Orlando Scandrick officially headed to the season-ending Injured Reserve list.
They also put third round pick, offensive lineman Chaz Green, on the physically unable to perform list, and seventh round pick Mark Nzeocha on the Non-Football Injury list. Defensive end Kenneth Boatright, tackle R.J. Dill and running back Michael Hill were waived/injured. Tight end Brandon Barden, linebacker Jonathan Brown, receiver Antwan Goodley and receiver David Porter were waived outright.
Last Thursday, Scandrick had successful surgery in Dallas to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
“Orlando is a person who we care a great deal about,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said last week, via the Dallas Morning News. "The coaches care about him, his teammates care about him. He’s going through a hard time. That’s challenging for him. We’re going to be there for him. We’re going to be there for him every single day. I told him (Tuesday) he’s a young man, he’s a great athlete, he has a great feistiness and fight to him, so he’s going to come back better and stronger than ever. OK?
"We’re not leaving Orlando. We’re with Orlando. He’s with us. But now you have to focus on what is the task at hand. You’ve got to figure out who is going to play in his spot, what kind of competition you’re going to try to create and what we need to do as a team. There are parallel lines. We do them both."