Player News Who’s Excited To See Orlando Scandrick Again? Published 2 years ago on March 26, 2016 By Dante Giannetta Share Tweet Dante is. Dante Giannetta. You should be too. It’s been a while. Unfortunately, the last time we saw Orlando Scandrick in the regular season was in 2014. He tore his ACL weeks before the season opener and missed the year entirely. But next season is a new season and Ol’ 32 is due for a comeback! Orlando Scandrick, standing 5’10” weighing 195 pounds, may not have the length that Richard Sherman has, but he possesses great control and discipline. He does his job on the defense and he does it effectively through good positioning and awareness. While he is better in zone coverage, which is where he frequently plays, he is still talented enough to cover a team’s best receiver while in man. In 2014, nobody played better in the secondary, possibly in the entire defense (since Lee was hurt in 2014), than cornerback Orlando Scandrick. His physical playing style provided the secondary unit’s personality. Scandrick did not allow a touchdown in primary coverage all season and graded as the eighth-best cover cornerback in the league in 2014. He was one of only three corners who, when targeted 80 or more times, did not give up a single touchdown. That doesn’t mean Scandrick didn’t struggle at times in 2014. Opposing QBs completed about 74% of passes against Scandrick. Ideally you’d like that number to be around 50% or less. Not to mention, he isn’t much of a ball hawk. He had two picks in 2014 and has seven on his career. Numbers like those comfort a QB and make him feel more inclined to throw in his direction. But, speaking of QBs, Scandrick can bulldoze into opposing QBs when called into a blitz. His ability to disguise the blitz separates him from other cornerbacks. That’s a good way to make a QB uncomfortable. For his career, Scandrick has a total of 322 tackles and 9.5 sacks. He was the most reliable cornerback for the Cowboys in 2014, registering 55 tackles, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions. At the end of 2013, he set a goal for 2014: Play well enough to make a Pro Bowl. While he fell short of that goal in 2014 and was struck with misfortune before the 2015 season, I’m excited to see what 2016 has in store for Scandy. He’ll be returning to his old buddies Morris Claiborne, Brandon Carr, Barry Church and J.J Wilcox as well as new ones like Byron Jones, Terrance Mitchell, Deji Olatoye and possibly a rookie defensive back. That makes me excited. 32 has flown under the radar for most of his career, which makes 2016 a perfect recipe for a thriving Orlando Scandrick. He’s due and he deserves it. I look forward to writing a future article about what a terrific comeback season Scandy is having in 2016. It’ll be good to have you back, Orlando. We’ve missed you. ADVERTISEMENT Related Topics:Brandon CarrCornerbackMorris ClaiborneOrlando Scandrick Up Next Are The Dallas Cowboys Set At Wide Receiver? Don't Miss What Does Alfred Morris Mean for Our Run Game? Dante Giannetta I was born and raised in New York state’s Hudson Valley and now attend school in New Jersey. Although I live in Montclair, my heart will always have a soft spot for Dallas, Texas. As an intern for Inside the Star, I now have a legitimate reason for the Cowboys to consume my life. Before, I was just a Cowboy fan with no life … and very concerned parents. When I’m not writing about the Cowboys, I enjoy reading, seeing plays, creative writing, watching TV, and making my friends and family laugh. Follow me on Twitter, so we can connect on all topics related to America’s Team. How ’bout em! 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Is Ryan Switzer ready to dethrone Cole Beasley as the team’s starting slot receiver? What in the world do you do with Terrance Williams? And, lastly, do you bring back last year’s WR4 Brice Butler? Well, it appears that final question answered itself earlier this week. Free agent wide out Brice Butler took to Fox Sports to voice his opinions on his future with the Cowboys, stating that if he isn’t going to be a starter, he isn’t going to come back at all. “I think in this league, when you think about the business aspect, you’ve got to follow the money trail… Both of our starters made money. Terrance [Williams] just got paid last year. So there were times where I was like, ‘I’m making plays, aren’t we trying to win games? Why am I not on the field?’ But that’s the only thing that I can really think of.” -Brice Butler Butler also made waves with a comment on Fox’s Undisputed, claiming that if given the same chances as Dez Bryant, he would have been more productive than Bryant was this season. I am totally for a player getting the money he feels he deserves, and I wasn’t really “for” the Cowboys bringing back Butler anyway, but he probably sealed his fate In Dallas with his comments. This is the same team that cut Lucky Whitehead last offseason to send a message, and has tried to “clean up” their locker room with the “right kind of guys” lately, so it’d be hard to imagine them re-signing Butler now. Even though I don’t think it’s that outlandish of a comment for him to make. I mean, why shouldn’t he want an opportunity to start somewhere? Unfortunately for Butler, I doubt that opportunity is in Dallas. Plus, we all thought Butler should’ve gotten more chances during his time here, dating back to the disastrous season in 2015. And when he did get chances, Butler showed flashes of how valuable he can be. Still, I think the Cowboys should draft a wide out to be their much-needed Z receiver, and signing Butler would just add to the log jam of pretty mediocre players at the position already. Could Brice Butler have been more productive than Bryant? I guess we’ll never know. But it’s astounding how this rather average football team cannot help but make the news each and every day. ADVERTISEMENT Continue Reading Player News Straight Outta Dallas: Cole Beasley Releases His First Rap Single Published 6 days ago on January 10, 2018 By Mauricio Rodriguez Getty Images / Ronald Martinez During an offseason filled with concerns for Cowboys Nation, Cole Beasley sure helped fans take their minds off coaching changes, free agency and draft prospects for a moment. Bease took Twitter by storm when he tweeted a link to his first single as a rapper… yes, you read that right. Cole Beasley: an NFL Wide Receiver by Day, Rapper by Night Cole Beasley on Twitter 80 Stings – Single by Cole Beasley on Apple Music Listen to songs from the album 80 Stings – Single, including “80 Stings”. Buy the album for $0.99. Songs start at $0.99. Free with Apple Music subscription. “ColdNation Records” is the name of the company Beasley created alongside music producer Victor Clark, to release his first single. You can listen to “80 Stings” on iTunes, Spotify and just about every digital store, as the tweet above mentions. I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t know what to expect. But when I turned the volume up and played the song for the first time, I was surprised. It’s awesome. When Beasley caught that football behind his helmet versus the Giants back in week 1, I thought “man, that’s it. Beasley can’t surprise me anymore.” Well, he proved me wrong. “80 Stings” isn’t only performed by him, but also written by him. It turns out Cole Beasley has been writing since he was in college. And if you already listened to the single, you know he’s awesome at composing, and his flow is actually very quick. The whole song is pretty entertaining, but it does have some verses that stick out more than others. We all know Beasley has been an underdog his entire football career, so it comes as no surprise that he introduces himself as “Mr. Slept On”, for instance. Throughout the song, the 28-year-old receiver shouts out his wife and his children (and the fact he’s saving money for when they go to college, something we had already seen him proudly mentioning on Twitter.) Jerry Jones and Dak Prescott both got their own name-drops on Beasley’s “80 Stings”, too. “But Sunday, Jerry’s boss now, I’m a dog when Dak get the ball out, Pull the sauce out…” – Cole Beasley on his first single, “80 Stings” The rest of the album, according to “Killa Beasley”, will be released this Spring. Cole Beasley insisted this is just a passion and that in no way will it affect his football career. So, really… don’t worry about it. Just enjoy this awesome thing he decided to share with his fans. This time of the season can be sort of stressing for Cowboys Nation. A lot of changes in the coaching staff that may not be the desired ones, a lot of players Dallas needs to bring back, and just the aftermath of a disappointing 9-7 season. It’s nice to have something like this to talk about, for a few days at least. From all of Cowboys Nation, congratulations on this achievement, Mr. Slept On! Tell me what you think about “Straight Outta Dallas: Cole Beasley Releases His First Rap Single” in the comments below, or tweet me @PepoR99 and let’s talk football! If you like football and are looking for a Dallas Cowboys show in Spanish, don’t miss my weekly Facebook Live! show, Primero Cowboys! ADVERTISEMENT Continue Reading Player News RG Zack Martin, DT Maliek Collins Undergo Successful Surgeries Published 6 days ago on January 10, 2018 By Sean Martin With the NFL Draft, free agency, and of course the ongoing playoffs, providing so much for fans everywhere to focus on, it can be easy to forget that recovery is one of the most critical aspects of every team’s offseason. After the grind of a 17-week season, the Cowboys are recovering — both physically and mentally — as they slowly turn their attention towards building their 2018 roster. Starting RG Zack Martin and DT Maliek Collins are both expected starters at their respective positions next year, and both players are now coming off of offseason surgery. Zack Martin, whose name will remain in headlines through the spring as the Cowboys look to sign their franchise RG to a long-term deal, underwent successful elbow surgery. This will cause Martin to miss this month’s Pro Bowl, which he was named to for the fourth time in four years. LT Tyron Smith is also not expected to play in the Pro Bowl. https://twitter.com/dallascowboys/status/950846277071396864 In what was an inconsistent season for the Cowboys’ offensive line in performance, health, and cohesiveness, Zack Martin and this minor procedure should be the least of Dallas’ worries. The expectation is, of course, that #70 will be just fine to lead the way for Ezekiel Elliott moving forward, and likely paid considerably more by the time he takes the field again. For DT Maliek Collins, it was surgery on his left foot that was minor enough to wait until the offseason — although the injury did appear for Collins on the team’s weekly injury reports throughout the season. With David Irving effectively losing his 2017 season — a four-game suspension followed by a lingering concussion — Collins was asked to play more of the 1T position in his second season with the Cowboys. Overcoming a broken foot from his rookie training camp to flash real potential as a 3T in 2016, expectations for Maliek Collins had to be tempered once he transitioned to the less “glamorous” 1T spot. Defensive tackle is not a position the Cowboys have invested in heavily during recent years, so monitoring the health of Collins, while deciding where he best fits Rod Marinelli’s scheme, will be important as we approach the draft. Like Martin, Collins should also be available for April’s return to work for the Dallas Cowboys. 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