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Cowboys Orlando Scandrick Won't Play On Sunday After All; Agreement Not Done

The reports from yesterday were wrong, Dallas will be without a key defender on Sunday.

Patrick McDermott

Yesterday, when the NFLPA agreed to a new drug policy, all sources led us to believe that many players would have their suspensions overturned for Sunday's slate of games. Included in that group is Dallas Cowboys corner Orlando Scandrick, a player who would certainly boost the Cowboys defense. It turns out those reports were premature. The NFL didn't have time to finalize the deal, leaving Scandrick off the roster for Sunday's game.

The Cowboys had until 3 p.m. Saturday to add Scandrick to their 53-man roster and remove him from the reserve/suspended list. That deadline has passed. And with no deal finalized, Scandrick won't be able to play against the Titans. He was still in his home state of California on Saturday and didn't travel with the team to Nashville, Tenn.

A cruel twist for the Cowboys. Getting Scandrick back to help out the secondary would have really elevated the Cowboys nickel defense for this week, with Scandrick likely to at least be the third corner if he had been activated. By next week, he would likely be starting. We'll have to find out then as it's certain he won't be on the field Sunday.

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