Javier Arenas, CB, Alabama: Dallas Cowboys Potential Draft Pick

February 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cowboys trio of cornerbacks are just about as good as one could hope for.  Starters Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins were Pro Bowlers.  Nickel second-year man Orlando Scandrick did take a step back from his rookie year, but improved vastly in the second half of the 2009 season.
Despite being on the field for just 573 snaps (as compared to 944 and 1,007 for Jenkins and Newman, respectively), Scandrick was targeted nearly as much as the starters.  In fact, Scandrick was targeted on 14.5 percent of snaps which he took the field, highest in the entire NFL.  While a large part of this number is certainly due to the talent of Jenkins and Newman, Scandrick did struggle a bit in the slot.  His speed allows him to nearly always be in position, but he just did not make plays on the ball.
Still, Scandrick is a solid third cornerback.  The Cowboys, if you remember, even began the 2009 season rotating starts between Scandrick and Jenkins before ultimately handing the ...

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