PRO: 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 special teams units. The former Boise State standout, who left college after only three years, has served as the nickel cornerback since his rookie season. 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. He continues his work to be a staple in the defensive back rotation for the Cowboys and was rewarded for his early efforts with a five-year contract extension signed during Dallas’ 2011 training camp.
8/25/11: Signed a five-year contract extension with Dallas through 2015.
4/27/08: Drafted in the fifth round (143rd overall) by Dallas.
• 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 before leaving the game 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.
• Had a season-best seven tackles at Philadelphia (10/30).
• Started in place of Jenkins (hamstring) against Seattle (11/6) and led the team with a season-best and career-high tying 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 the season finale at the N.Y. Giants (1/1/12) with three tackles.
• Finished his third pro season with 50 tackles, a pressure and career-bests in sacks (2.5), tackles for losses (five) and pass breakups (eight).
• Had two tackles in the season opener at Washington (9/12) followed by four more in the home opener against Chicago (9/19).
• Notched six tackles and one for a loss in the win at Houston (9/26).
• Added five stops at Minnesota (10/17) then had two tackles, a pressure and a half sack at Green Bay (11/7).
• 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).
• Tallied five tackles, three pressures, two tackles for losses and a special teams stop in the win against Detroit (11/21).
• In the overtime win at Indianapolis (12/5), posted one tackle and one pass breakup - a second quarter interception 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, along with three tackles and a pass breakup 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, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
• Made his first start of the season against the N.Y. Giants (9/20) and recorded five tackles and one pass breakup.
• Recorded the first interception of his career against Atlanta (10/25) along with posting five tackles and two pass breakups.
• Recovered his first career fumble against Seattle (11/1) along with two tackles and two pass breakups.
• Notched a career-best nine tackles at New Orleans (12/19).
• Picked up his first sack of the season at Washington (12/27) along with four tackles, one tackle for loss, one quarterback pressure and two forced fumbles.
• Registered three tackles in his first playoff appearance - against Philadelphia (1/9/10) in the Wildcard 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.
• At St. Louis (10/19) tied for the team lead with two special teams tackles and added three tackles on defense, seeing action in the nickel and dime packages.
• Led the secondary with eight tackles as the defense did not allow a touchdown against Tampa Bay (10/26).
• Started at corner as the team opened the game in its nickel package and recorded one tackle and one pressure against San Francisco (11/23). Also added one kickoff return for 22 yards.
• 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 school’s single-season record with four blocked kicks 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.
• Logged a single-game career-best 10 tackles against Wyoming.
• 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 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 Cowboys Stadium with 4,500 students.
• 2011 Super Bowl XLV Youth Football Clinics.
• 2012 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
• Annual team Holiday Hospital Visit.
• Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.
• Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.
• Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon and Cowboys Family Cookbook benefitting Happy Hill Farm.