The Dallas Cowboys received the bad news Tuesday with confirmation that cornerback Orlando Scandrick has torn his ACL and MCL, and will be out for the 2015 NFL Season.
ESPN reported that Scandrick will undergo surgery after the injury sustained during practice Tuesday. Scandrick was carted off the field after a collision with rookie wide receiver Lucky Whitehead. Scandrick is one of the Cowboys’ best defenders and his absence will be vital for Dallas’ campaign in the upcoming NFL season.
“I'll be back, and I'll be better than ever," Scandrick promised in a text to ESPN.
With Scandrick out, Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne and first round pick Byron Jones will move up in the depth chart.
Tony Romo, the Cowboys starting quarterback, posted his support for his teammate after the news of the injury.
Sending prayers out to Orlando Scandrick...Fear he has a torn acl. Your the best bud.
— Tony Romo (@tonyromo) August 26, 2015
The 28-year-old Scandrick was a fifth round pick by Dallas in the 2008 NFL Draft, and has been with the team over the past seven seasons. For his career, he has a total of 322 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 7 interceptions. He was the most reliable cornerback for the Cowboys last year registering 55 tackles, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions.