Orlando Scandrick’s injury proves how valuable Nolan Carroll is to the Cowboys – Dallas Cowboys News

Orlando Scandrick’s injury proves how valuable Nolan Carroll is to the Cowboys – Dallas Cowboys News

It was revealed during Friday’s injury report that Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is officially out for the team’s game in Denver against the Broncos tomorrow.

Scandrick has a fractured left hand, an injury suffered during the team’s win over the Giants in Week 1. In the game’s immediate fallout Jerry Jones speculated that Orlando could play through it, but at the very least he won’t in Denver.

Orlando Scandrick is unquestionably the team’s best cornerback. He’s also the oldest, most experienced, and one of its more prominent leaders to the point that he was elected as a team captain this year. His absence is big.

Thankfully though, the Cowboys have a plethora of talent in terms of their cornerbacks. There’s second-year man Anthony Brown (possessor of the team’s only interception on the young season), rookies Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis (the latter of which will make his debut on Sunday), and veteran Nolan Carroll.

Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian isn’t Peyton Manning from four years ago when these teams last met, but he’s capable enough. He threw for 219 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception on Monday Night Football against the Chargers.

Consider all of this and imagine the state of the Cowboys cornerbacks if not for Nolan Carroll. They’d have a sophomore and two freshmen leading the way, against a team led by Siemian with two dynamic wide receivers in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

Nolan Carroll has had it pretty rough with Cowboys fans ever since joining the team this past offseason in free agency. Few were fans of who he was as a football player, and…

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