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Orlando Scandrick injures back, could miss a couple of games

A little bit of bad news from the Cowboys win over Washington.

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The Dallas Cowboys are likely going to lose the services of cornerback Orlando Scandrick for a game or two. Scandrick reportedly has two transverse process fractures in his back and could miss some time down the stretch.

The Cowboys just managed to pull off a reshuffling of their secondary when they inserted Chidobe Awuzie for Anthony Brown, and gave Xavier Woods and Kavon Frazier more time at safety. That worked out well for Dallas. Now they will have to decide who will step in for Scandrick if he has to miss a game or two. They could move Jourdan Lewis in to start opposite Awuzie, and then bring in Anthony Brown as the third corner. Or they could use Woods as a slot defender in some situations as they have done at other times this year, including the Washington game.

Tony Romo suffered two fractured transverse process in the 2014 season and missed a game. The bones are not load-bearing so the healing time is short. Hopefully Scandrick is back quickly.

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