Why Orlando Scandrick Is Cowboys’ Defensive MVP Through Week 7

October 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Through Week 7 of the 2013 season, cornerback Orlando Scandrick is the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive MVP. That’s a bold statement and one that many likely figured impossible prior to the season, but the truth is that Scandrick has been playing excellent football for quite some time.
After the 2012 season, I provided Scandrick with the highest grade of any player on the Cowboys. I also listed him as a top-10 player in Dallas. As a cover man, he was absolutely sensational in the slot in 2012 and even better in 2013.
Let’s take a closer look at the Cowboys’ most underrated player.
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Scandrick hasn’t gotten much credit over the years because, due to the position he plays, he doesn’t get a lot of interceptions or even make a ton of huge plays. With just four career picks, Scandrick is hardly Deion Sanders.
But in terms of airtight coverage, Scandrick is one of the best in the business. He’s been targ...

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