Cornerback Orlando Scandrick will get the start at right cornerback against the 49ers Saturday. It's simply his turn up in the ongoing battle with Mike Jenkins for the starting job opposite Terence Newman.
Jenkins remains the favorite for the job, primarily because the Cowboys want him to win it. He is suffering from bone spurs and will have to play through it all season. But he said doesn't affect his ability to run or cut.
Time will tell if it affects his ability to make plays.
Scandrick has been more consistent and he is the headier player. The Cowboys like him better on the inside covering the slot receiver.
Clarence E. Hill Jr.