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Boise State Broncos in the NFL: Scandrick returns to Cowboys after knee issue

Former Boise State cornerback Orlando Scandrick has returned to the practice field with the Dallas Cowboys after more than a week off to deal with a knee issue.

"I feel stronger than I have at any point this camp," Scandrick told "I moved better than I have at any point in this camp."

Scandrick has started 29 games in the past two seasons, collecting four interceptions and 21 passes defended.

Along the way, he has become one of the Cowboys’ most important defenders.

“I just need to come out here every day and be great,” he told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “The earlier part of camp I got off to a slow start and it was taking me time to get back to myself. Now I feel really good out there and confident. I feel good about this season.”

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Scandrick is one of 18 former Boise State players in NFL training camps. The full list is available here.

We’ll check in on each of the guys throughout the month of August.


Jamar Taylor

Charles Leno Jr.

Jay Ajayi

George Iloka

Austin Pettis

Shea McClellin

Kellen Moore (also, Brian Murphy caught up with Moore for this story)

Doug Martin

Tyrone Crawford

Matt Paradis

DeMarcus Lawrence