The Dallas Cowboys moved up in the fifth round to grab Orlando Scandrick with the 143rd overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, and he has since proven to be worth the move as a valuable contributor in the Dallas secondary and on special teams units. The former Boise State standout, who left college after only three years, served as the nickel cornerback for the majority of his first five seasons before settling in as one of the starters. Scandrick briefly rotated starts with Mike Jenkins for the starting cornerback spot opposite Terence Newman at the beginning of the 2009 season before settling back into the nickel cornerback role. His role expanded in 2013 as he became the starter opposite Brandon Carr, start- ing 15 of the 16 games he played. His career year in 2013 (70 tackles and 15 breakups) was rewarded when he signed a two-year contract extension - in the middle of his five-year deal - through 2018. Scandrick started all 14 games he played in 2014, missing two serving a league suspension, and finished the year eighth on the team with 54 tackles with one sack, two stops for losses, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and 11 breakups. He was solidly entrenched as one of the team’s top cornerbacks and was looking to be a key contributor to the defense in 2015 but a torn ACL suffered in a training camp practice ended his season before it began. After undergoing surgery to repair the tear, Scandrick returned in 2016, starting 10-of-12 games played, and posted 46 tackles, nine breakups and an interception. After a number of defensive defections in free agency, Scandrick will serve as the veteran leader of the defense.
- After returning from ACL surgery, dealt with nagging hamstring injuries early in the season but started 10 of the 12 games he played and the Divisional Playoff Game.
- Had 46 tackles (ninth), nine breakups (third), two sacks, an interception and three forced fumbles.
- Posted three tackles, a hurry and a sack/fumble in his return to the field in the season opener against the N.Y. Giants (9/11).
- Inactive/Injured (hamstrings) for the next four games but returned for the overtime win against Philadelphia (10/30) and had five tackles, a sack, one pressure and a breakup.
- Had consecutive three-tackle games against Baltimore (11/20) and Washington (11/24) while adding two break- ups against the Redskins.
- Played the slot in the Thursday night win at Minnesota (12/1) and logged seven tackles, then had his first inter- ception of the season with two breakups in the Sunday night win against Tampa Bay (12/18).
- Had five tackles, two breakups and a forced fumble in the home finale against Detroit (12/26).
- In the Divisional Playoff Game against Green Bay (1/17/15), had one tackle, one hurry and a sack.
- Tore his ACL in a training camp practice, underwent surgery and spent the season rehabbing.
- Started all 14 games he played, missing two serving a league suspension, and finished eighth on the team with 54 tackles, third with 11 breakups and tied for third with a pair of interceptions.
- Missed the first two games of the season serving the suspension but made his season debut, starting at cor- nerback in the comeback win at St. Louis (9/21). Finished with four tackles.
- Had eight tackles - second on the team - and two breakups in the win over New Orleans (9/28).
- In the overtime win against Houston (10/5), intercepted his first pass of the season.
- With two tackles against the N.Y. Giants (10/19), topped 300 stops for his career.
- On Thanksgiving Day against Philadelphia (11/27), had seven tackles, then had a career-high 11 tackles, includ- ing a career-best nine solos, with a breakup and an interception in the Thursday night win at Chicago (12/4).
- In the win at Philadelphia (12/14), played in his 100th career game and had one tackle.
- Helped Dallas clinch the NFC East in the win over Indianapolis (12/21), finishing with four tackles, one sack, a breakup and a forced fumble (on the sack) that was recovered by George Selvie.
- Posted five tackles in the Wild Card Playoff Game against Detroit (1/4/15).
- Started 15 games - the most in a season in his career - and finished with a career-best 70 tackles (fifth on the team) with a career-high 15 breakups (second), two sacks, two tackles for losses, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a blocked field goal.
- Opened the season against the N.Y. Giants (9/8) with five tackles and a breakup.
- Started in place of Claiborne (shoulder) and posted three tackles and blocked his first career kick on a 57-yard field goal try at Kansas City (9/15).
- Started in place of Claiborne (shoulder) and finished with four tackles, two breakups and his fourth career interception against Washington (10/13).
- Had four tackles, four breakups and an interception in a start in the win over Minnesota (11/3), then had seven tackles at New Orleans (11/10).
- Tallied two tackles, a pass breakup and a forced fumble that was recovered by Jeff Heath and returned 50 yards for a touchdown in the win at the N.Y. Giants (11/24).
- Had five tackles and a sack against Green Bay (12/15).
- Played in 11 games with three starts when the club opened in its nickel package, and posted 20 tackles, two tackles for losses and six breakups.
- Broke his hand on Thanksgiving Day and ultimately landed on Reserve/Injured.
- Started the home-opening win over Tampa Bay (9/23) in the nickel package and finished with one tackle.
- Had by one stop on Thanksgiving Day against Washington (11/22) before leaving the game in the second quarter with a broken hand.
- Placed on Reserve/Injured on Dec. 8 and missed the remainder of the season.
- Playing in 13 games with seven starts, finished eighth on the team with 53 tackles to go with two sacks, two tackles for losses, two pressures, an interception and three pass breakups.
- Opened the season with a tackle but left with a right ankle injury in the opener at the N.Y. Jets (9/11).
- Missed the next three games and returned at New England (10/16) to hold Wes Welker to six catches for 45 yards and a touchdown while making five tackles and a breakup.
- Started in place of Mike Jenkins (hamstring) against Seattle (11/6) and led the team with a season-best nine tackles with one for a loss.
- Had a tackle, a breakup and an interception in the overtime win at Washington (11/20).
- Made his first sack of the season while tying for the team lead with eight tackles to go with a breakup in the Thanksgiving Day win over Miami (11/24).
- Led the team with six tackles and had his second sack of the season in the win at Tampa Bay (12/17).
- Finished his third pro season with 50 tackles, a pressure and career-bests in sacks (2.5) and tackles for losses along with 10 deflections.
- Had four tackles in the home opener against Chicago (9/19) then racked up a season-best seven tackles with one deflection in Jason Garrett’s first win as interim head coach at the N.Y. Giants (11/14).
- In the overtime win at Indianapolis (12/5), posted one tackle and one pass breakup - a second quarter intercep- tion off Peyton Manning that he returned 40 yards for a touchdown, his first career score.
- Notched five tackles, a sack, one tackle for a loss and one deflection against Philadelphia (12/12).
- Picked up his second full sack of the season, with three tackles and a deflection against Washington (12/19).
- Concluded his second pro season with 54 tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, a quarterback pressure, one interception, seven pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
- Made his first start of the season against the N.Y. Giants (9/20) and had five tackles and one pass breakup.
- Picked of his first career pass along with posting five tackles and two pass breakups against Atlanta (10/25).
- Recovered his first career fumble against Seattle (11/1) along with two tackles and two pass breakups.
- Notched nine tackles at New Orleans (12/19), then picked up his first sack of the season at Washington (12/27), along with four tackles, one for a loss, a pressure and two forced fumbles.
- Registered three stops in his playoff debut - against Philadelphia (1/9/10) in the Wild Card Playoff Game.
- Finished his rookie season with 36 tackles - tops amongst Cowboys rookies - one sack and five pass breakups in 16 games played with two starts.
- Added 12 special teams tackles - good for fifth on the team and best among Cowboys rookies.
- Made his NFL debut at Cleveland (9/7) and recorded one special teams tackle.
- At Green Bay (9/21) finished second on the team with three special teams tackles.
- Saw his first extended action on defense against Cincinnati (10/5) with the injury to Newman (groin) and finished with a then season-high four tackles.
- Made his first NFL start at Arizona (10/12) as the team’s third corner and recorded two tackles.
- Led the secondary with eight tackles as the defense did not allow a touchdown against Tampa Bay (10/26).
- Finished with six tackles and one pass breakup against Seattle (11/27) as the defense held the Seahawks without a touchdown. Also added one kickoff return for a season-long 25 yards.
- Recorded his first career sack at Pittsburgh (12/7) and added two tackles and another stop on special teams.
- Started 38 of the 39 games he played and recorded 152 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 12.5 tackles for losses with five forced fumbles.
- Led the secondary in his final season at Boise State, helping the squad improve from the 45th ranked defense in 2006 to 26th in 2007.
- Left with a school-record seven blocked kicks, including the single-season record with four in 2007.
- As a junior started all 13 games at left cornerback and finished with 50 tackles - three behind the line - and two forced fumbles. Also had two interceptions and seven pass deflections.
- On special teams, set a school record with four blocked kicks.
- Started all 13 games in 2006 and finished the season fourth in tackles (52) along with 6.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, six pass breakups, two forced fumbles and an interception.
- Named a second-team Freshman All-America by Scout.com and honorable mention Freshman All-America by
The Sporting News, starting 12 of the school’s 13 games as a true freshman.
- Named WAC Special Teams Player of the Week after returning a blocked field goal for a touchdown and a blocked extra point for a two-point conversion against Hawaii.
- Finished the year seventh on the team with 50 tackles to go along with three tackles for loss, one sack, 11 pass deflections, a forced fumble and an interception he returned for a 50-yard touchdown.
- Was a standout two-way player at Los Alamitos, Calif., High School, playing wide receiver and defensive back.
- Also returned kicks and was named to the first-team Long Beach Dream Team and first-team All-Sunset League.
- Caught 52 passes for 832 yards and 12 touchdowns along with 54 tackles and three interceptions and 22 kickoff returns for 1,024 yards and a touchdown as a senior.
- Earned his degree in communications from Boise State.
- 2008 Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club.
- 2009 & 2011 Dallas Cowboys Early Thanksgiving Day Meal at The Salvation Army.
- 2009 City of Arlington World Record in CPR Training Event at AT&T Stadium with 4,500 students.
- 2011 Super Bowl XLV Youth Football Clinics.
- 2012 NFL United Way Hometown Huddle.
- 2012 Dallas Cowboys 101 Workshop for Fans presented by State Farm.
- 2012-17 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
- 2014 NFL Play 60 clinic, London, England.
- 2014 Fan Appreciation Pep Rally, London, England.
- 2015 Dallas Cowboys Early Thanksgiving Day meal at The Salvation Army.
- 2012-16 Dallas Cowboys Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.
- 2017 Reliant Home Run Derby benefiting The Salvation Army.
- Arlington Youth Foundation Library Dedication, Arlington, Texas.
- Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visit.
- Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon and Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
- Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.