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November 04, 2013

Orlando Scandrick has best game ever,attributes his strong play to freedom of being full-time starter

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick had arguably the best game of his career Sunday against the Vikings with five tackles, four pass deflections and an interception. Most importantly, he made plays on an astonishing nine of ten opportunities in the game.

He was given a defensive game ball by the Cowboys. He also graded as the second-best cornerback in NFL for his play this week by Pro Football Focus.

“He played really well," coach Jason Garrett said. "Probably his best game. He got the defensive game ball. He showed up in a lot of different ways. There are a lot of different ways that we evaluate and grade our players. One of them on defense with the defensive backs is there were 10 chances that went his way and he won nine of them. He had three pass breakups, an interception, a critical tackle at the end of the ballgame. He was very active throughout the game.”

It was the continuation of what has been a strong season by Scandrick who has been one of the team's most consistent defensive performers along with linebacker Sean Lee, defensive tackle Jason Hatcher and cornerback Brandon Carr.

Scandrick attributes his strong play to being  named a full-time starter for the first time in his career. The six-year veteran replaced a struggling Morris Claiborne in Week 2 and has not looked back.

Scandrick said there is a certain freedom in your play when you don't have to look over your shoulder every time you make a mistake. Starting has only boosted his already sky-high confidence and allowing him to play loose and focus only on making plays.

 Clarence Hill

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