Wednesday, September 30, 2009

DMN.COM: Scandrick talks about decision to start Jenkins

By David Moore

Orlando Scandrick wants to start. But he was professional in discussing the Cowboys decision to go with Mike Jenkins as the starter at right corner.

"I mean, it's working,'' Scandrick said. "We won, so I'm all for it. I want to win.''

Wade Phillips said the different technique required playing outside at corner and inside at corner in the team's nickel and dime packages _ Scandrick's primary role _ proved to be more difficult for the young corner to handle than he originally thought.

Scandrick understands, but doesn't want to be defined as a corner who strictly covers the slot receiver _ no matter how good he is at that task. He will embrace his role and work hard to expand it going forward.

"No one wants to be pigeonholed as that's all you can do, and that's what the NFL is about,'' Scandrick said. "You start off at something, that's what you're labeled as, that's what you're known as your whole career.

"It's like anything. If you don't play it, you don't have a chance to get better at it. So if I'm not playing outside, I really won't be getting any work at it until OTA (Organized Team Activities). So now, that person (Jenkins) has the upper hand.

"Me, personally, I think it will be set in stone a little bit.''