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Cowboys CB Scandrick out 3-4 weeks

Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick will miss the next three-to-four weeks with a high ankle sprain, owner Jerry Jones said after Sunday night’s 27-24 letdown to the Jets.

“We really didn’t get a good enough shot on the X-ray. It’s high ankle. It’s (a) fracture. It’s something like that,” Jones said via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “It probably is three to four weeks is what the doctors told me on some basis.”

Already without their top corner Terence Newman, and Mike Jenkins playing injured, the loss puts the ‘Boys in an even tougher predicament at the cornerback position. Jenkins, Alan Ball, a natural cornerback who was switched to free safety last season, and Bryan McCann were the only corners available last night after Scandrick was nicked up.

With Newman’s status unclear for next week’s road contest against the 49ers, Jones expects to sign undrafted 6-foot-1, 188-pound rookie CB Mario Butler (Georiga Tech) off the practice squad.

Scandrick was the team’s fifth-round selection out of Boise in the 2008 draft.


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