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Jerry Jones announces four-game suspension for Orlando Scandrick

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At this rate, the Dallas Cowboys may not be able to field a defense for their season opener against the San Francisco 49ers on September 7.

Though you could argue they didn’t field one for the majority of last year either.

Owner Jerry Jones told reporters Monday night that starting cornerback Orlando Scandrick has been suspended for four games. According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jones clarified the suspension is for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy.

Per Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com, Scandrick said he took something while on vacation in Mexico that tested positive for a banned substance.

Scandrick started 15 of 16 games for the Cowboys last season and compiled 64 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble.

Scandrick now joins defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (broken foot) and linebacker Sean Lee (ACL) suffered serious injuries this offseason. Linebacker Anthony Spencer (microfracture surgery) may not be ready to start the season and key pieces of last year’s defense, DeMarcus Ware (Denver) and Jason Hatcher (Washington), are gone.

The outlook isn’t very rosy at the present for a defense that ranked last in the league last season.

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  1. gojags says: Aug 11, 2014 11:31 PM

    If it goes at this rate jerry would get a jersey and play CB. Also supply couple jersy to his son and grandson and let them play some defense. Who knows they may outplay the 2013 cowboys defense.

  2. bigbenh8tr says: Aug 11, 2014 11:33 PM

    Long season ahead

  3. dickshotdogs says: Aug 11, 2014 11:33 PM

    Full disclosure, here. I am a Patriots fan. I don’t like or dislike The Cowboys. Honestly. But, I do believe they will be one of the two or three worst teams in the league this year. And after hearing about Romo’s struggles with the long ball in camp, my feelings about their outcome this year are only reaffirmed. Good luck Cowboy fans. Honestly.

  4. jerrysglassescleaner says: Aug 11, 2014 11:34 PM

    Let it fly Romo. Out score them.

  5. canetic says: Aug 11, 2014 11:35 PM

    I’ll take the Cowboys’ opponent and the over, please.

  6. dickshotdogs says: Aug 11, 2014 11:35 PM

    I didn’t really think it was necessary to comment on The Cowboys defense in my previous post. I think we all knew what they were, before Scandrick’s suspension.

  7. kehav1 says: Aug 11, 2014 11:39 PM

    Didn’t JJ say before summer that cowboys would have the best defense ? Lol…. As a former romo hater, I feel for romo because he has to carry this terrible team with a bad back… Down to the bottom again cowboys…

  8. jtreddog says: Aug 11, 2014 11:39 PM

    Don’t worry Cowboy fans…best GM in the business will find you guys adequate replacements…uh…never mind

  9. gylven says: Aug 11, 2014 11:42 PM

    cowboys are gonna suck….give me my thumbs up now

  10. davikes says: Aug 11, 2014 11:45 PM

    There. That ought to make people forget about those pictures. J.J.

  11. hogdropalogonbigd says: Aug 11, 2014 11:49 PM

    . . . aaaaaaand, Tono Romo throws another game-killing interception. This is definitely somehow his fault.

  12. gloryfromheaven46 says: Aug 11, 2014 11:50 PM

    I’m not a Cowboys fan, but my God looking at that defense now is making me cry…

  13. kilo0986 says: Aug 11, 2014 11:54 PM

    Glory hole!

  14. kd75 says: Aug 11, 2014 11:57 PM

    But Jerry can have a stepper’s face buried in his crotch with no consequences…Oh that was five years ago.

  15. jimthebuilder27 says: Aug 11, 2014 11:57 PM

    Their defense was awful and will probably be getting worse. Way to go Skeletor.

  16. jlmd17 says: Aug 11, 2014 11:59 PM

    Lol.

  17. nflhof says: Aug 12, 2014 12:01 AM

    Jerra sure knows how to pick’em

  18. ncmalko1 says: Aug 12, 2014 12:01 AM

    Thats a loss. I’d focus on the Cowboys in FF cause they have a good O and a monumentally bad D. Going to be some big scores in Dallas games.

  19. gmen5280 says: Aug 12, 2014 12:10 AM

    Can this season get any worse for the Cowboys? They are going to have to run the ball just to shorten the game and keep that defense off the field.

  20. uglydingo says: Aug 12, 2014 12:12 AM

    Interested to see if he is another player testing positive to adderall. The testers seem to be catching a lot more this year and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
    But still no HGH testing protocol. Maybe if the Commissioner took the PED issue as seriously as he wants an NFL team in London, or his desire to turn the Draft into a 4 day marathon, it might be a reality.

  21. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 12, 2014 12:16 AM

    By far the most consistent and best corner on the team last year. To state the obvious, they didn’t need this.

  22. doe22us says: Aug 12, 2014 12:20 AM

    Take peds 4, beat your girl well we know the rest. On another note fire up any and every skill position player that plays against the Dallas D, not that we didnt know that to begin with.

  23. brokebackbrees says: Aug 12, 2014 12:21 AM

    Americas IR team! Not trying to be a troll when I say this maybe the next 0-16 team. Romo and the boys better be able to put up 50 points/game.

  24. kaeprulestheworld says: Aug 12, 2014 12:26 AM

    Okay….wow, when it rain it pours.

  25. akboot says: Aug 12, 2014 12:29 AM

    I’d almost draft the packer defense before the cowboys now. Almost.

  26. themightywhitey says: Aug 12, 2014 12:31 AM

    cut him

  27. lostsok says: Aug 12, 2014 12:33 AM

    What happens in Mexico stays in Mexico. Except your contaminated blood and urine.

  28. djcologne says: Aug 12, 2014 12:33 AM

    Word on the street was he wasn’t drinkin the Cowboys Koolaid….

  29. trefkennedy says: Aug 12, 2014 12:36 AM

    2-14 this season, this is coming from a die hard dallas fan

  30. naes says: Aug 12, 2014 12:36 AM

    Didn’t Jerruh say something about being the top defense inthe league this year.

    Maybe he ought to take some of that there money, hire another college guy like Jimmy Johnson who knows all tr hit players and stay the hell out of the way this time.

  31. sumkat says: Aug 12, 2014 12:46 AM

    I thought rule #1 for anyone going to Mexico was “don’t ingest anything you don’t absolutely have to”?

    For someone in the NFL, you’d think that would be rule #1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

  32. jimmysee says: Aug 12, 2014 12:58 AM

    So he took something while on vacation in Mexico!?

    All I ever take are muchos large size margaritas.

  33. number1hawkfan says: Aug 12, 2014 1:01 AM

    The cowboys will still dominate prime time and sportscenter just like the rest of the NFC least.

  34. wave222 says: Aug 12, 2014 1:16 AM

    OUCH!!

  35. magicmtndan says: Aug 12, 2014 1:17 AM

    Jerry Jones ought to suspend his GM for putting the team in this position.

    Worst GM in the league.

  36. ninerdynasty says: Aug 12, 2014 1:20 AM

    49ers 49 – cowboys 9 – crabtree has a homecoming with 3 TD’s and 150 yards.. kaep passes for 350+ yards and gore and hyde combine for 200 rushing yards

  37. mf7krime says: Aug 12, 2014 1:22 AM

    Every division match in the NFC East is going to be 87 to 68.

  38. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 12, 2014 1:28 AM

    They will break the Saints worst defense record by many, many miles.

  39. rarelyclever says: Aug 12, 2014 1:30 AM

    Cowboys games might be the highest scoring contests every single week.

  40. 20texans02 says: Aug 12, 2014 1:33 AM

    Better hire Shermans lawyer.

  41. ravenmuscle says: Aug 12, 2014 1:36 AM

    I guess that’s why Jerrah picked an offensive lineman First in the NFL draft and was thinking about taking Manziel if he didn’t.

  42. guitarfreak21 says: Aug 12, 2014 1:46 AM

    1st overall pick… Dallas fans might as well start booking hotel rooms for the next draft now!

  43. campcouch says: Aug 12, 2014 2:11 AM

    Four games for cheating.

  44. alshonsmeathooks says: Aug 12, 2014 2:21 AM

    superbowl!

  45. champs794 says: Aug 12, 2014 2:29 AM

    Too bad for Dallas that the PEDs didn’t work ant better.

  46. CowboyErik says: Aug 12, 2014 2:52 AM

    well this sux! No D in big D

  47. kosar19xx says: Aug 12, 2014 3:02 AM

    Ladies and gentlemen, your 2014 Allas Cowboys. No D needed. They have Tony Romo’s bad back and Brandon Weeden leading the offense.

  48. faepernick says: Aug 12, 2014 3:07 AM

    49ers are going to crush the Cowgirls week 1.

  49. rajbais says: Aug 12, 2014 3:11 AM

    Great news for me. The less of this team we see the better cuz this aint America’s Team no more.

    Also, that drug in Mexico detail reminds me about how Jose Canseco got in trouble with HCG in 2008.

  50. chicagosports2014 says: Aug 12, 2014 3:28 AM

    draya got him experimenting

  51. babygaga19 says: Aug 12, 2014 3:37 AM

    funny. the nfl annouuces suspensions, not the owner. good ol JJ, always the carnival barker. he does a damn good job of always keeping the spotlight on him..

  52. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 12, 2014 5:05 AM

    Yikes. They could give up the most points in NFL history this year.

    In other news, the NFL announces a 1 game suspension for Jerry for his bad pics “5 years ago”. Is the suspension retroactive i wonder?

    Also, its the end of the non story that director of officials Dean Blandino was spotted leaving Jerry’s party bus. He was just having a drink after their business meeting in jeans and a T shirt and no one should read anything into it. It was a “short” ride in the party bus.

  53. lawyermalloy says: Aug 12, 2014 5:37 AM

    So frustrating! Once again a pro athlete alleges he put “something”in his body without knowing what was in it. Enough already! Boy is that”pat answer” getting old!

  54. boobie323 says: Aug 12, 2014 5:53 AM

    NO comment

  55. RegisHawk says: Aug 12, 2014 6:14 AM

    Is Jerry going to read the prepared statement that most of these guys usually give also?

  56. bmore44 says: Aug 12, 2014 6:16 AM

    Lol that’s oldest saying in the book. I used it my self 20 yrs ago. Lol

  57. erock27 says: Aug 12, 2014 6:20 AM

    Start any quarterback versing the cowboys defense in fantasy this year and you will win a championship

  58. seanb20124 says: Aug 12, 2014 6:33 AM

    That NBA housewives show is gonna kill this guys career. Too much ratchet to deal with

  59. realityonetwo says: Aug 12, 2014 6:35 AM

    Sure. Blame Mexico.

  60. gumpsturn32 says: Aug 12, 2014 6:43 AM

    worst defense in the NFL is because the cowboys have the worst GM in the NFL maybe in NFL history.

  61. dirtydrynn27 says: Aug 12, 2014 6:48 AM

    This defense loses its players left and right! Demarcus Ware,Sean Lee,Jason Hatcher and now this clown….However there are tons of delusional Cowboy fans that think this defense will be in the top 10!

  62. ericn42000 says: Aug 12, 2014 7:07 AM

    6-10! Jerry puts it on the field, got $ to give out these huge contracts, but no $ to sign anybody in FA, Dallas desperately needs a GM that can balance the budget and knows wat they are doing. Jerry you might be a great salesman but your a terrible GM!!

  63. ejm845 says: Aug 12, 2014 7:16 AM

    key up the circus music again.the brite side is they have a good chance at the number 1 overall pick next yr

  64. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 12, 2014 7:41 AM

    wow allas has no D

  65. ctiggs says: Aug 12, 2014 7:43 AM

    Scandrick, will play for the Seahawks during this 4 game suspension.

  66. exboomer says: Aug 12, 2014 7:50 AM

    Not a Cowboys fan but this seems like a knee jerk reaction but that’s not surprising coming from Jones. I could see a one or two game suspension but four is definately out of proportion to the incident IMO.

  67. stevew5 says: Aug 12, 2014 8:04 AM

    This situation is becoming a “code red” for Dallas.

  68. eagleswin says: Aug 12, 2014 8:14 AM

    They may have been last in the league but were they historically the worst defense ever? They could shoot for #1 all time this year.

    Maybe Jerry feels it’s time to try his hand at Defensive Coordinator. Jerry at 72 would still be a youth movement compared to the ghost of Monte Kiffin he had coaching the defense last year.

  69. sportsfan18 says: Aug 12, 2014 8:22 AM

    They’ll be last in defense again this year…

    But they’ll actually be worse… will give up more yards and points…

    Smile folks, it can always get worse…

  70. whatnojets says: Aug 12, 2014 8:34 AM

    I see that Jerry Jones has a new position in the Dallas Cowboys organization, Public Relations/Press Agent…. Congratulations, Jerry!!

  71. jamnew44 says: Aug 12, 2014 8:41 AM

    Is it any wonder that the Cowboy players attempt to violate the rules when the owner attempts to or violates every rule he can. The player simply follow the leader. As for their defense, it wasn’t that good last year with the players who left.

  72. linemanguy74 says: Aug 12, 2014 8:44 AM

    Don’t we all feel sorry for the Cowboys ???

  73. cometkazie says: Aug 12, 2014 8:51 AM

    America’s team.

    Who is America’s team today?

  74. gpete1962 says: Aug 12, 2014 8:52 AM

    Don’t stop there Jerry, if you really want to help the Boy’s, suspend the GM for life!

  75. 667s650w says: Aug 12, 2014 8:58 AM

    How about them Cowboys!

    The longer Jerry Jones manages this circus, the more impressive Jimmy Johnson’s legacy is…
    How you can win a Super Bowl, let alone a playoff game, with Jones at the helm is beyond me…

  76. winningisabrees says: Aug 12, 2014 9:09 AM

    Brees is gonna pass for 550 and 5 TDs in Jerry World on SNF week 4.

    Sending the media into a frenzy because the boys will be 0-4 thru the first quarter of the season.

    In 06 Saints kneeled on the ball with 7 mins left in the 4th, in their house, outta respect for the Tuna. Wont happen this year

    How bout them cowboys

  77. redskinsredskinsredskinsredskins says: Aug 12, 2014 9:38 AM

    “Per Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com, Scandrick said he took something while on vacation in Mexico that tested positive for a banned substance.”

    If I had a dollar for every time a Cowturd tested positive for a banned substance! Just making it easier for the REDSKINS to win the East!! HTTR

  78. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 12, 2014 10:37 AM

    I’m not a Cowboy basher, but with all the bad news this offseason, it looks like the Cowboys are going to have a down year (Playing the NFC West, roster holes, and Tony Romo isn’t 100%).

    If their younger players step up it might not be too bad but to an outsider it appears the Cowboys will have to do some rebuilding for a few years.

    They must get serious about getting more draft picks (more trading down in the draft, trading older players, accepting compensatory picks).

    Rebuilding is a phase all teams go through.

  79. blkdogcreative says: Aug 12, 2014 11:12 AM

    Jerry Jones announces a 4 game suspension for himself.

  80. skinsfolife says: Aug 12, 2014 11:54 AM

    dallas back to 1-15. Their lone win coming against the eagles.

  81. jacoburris says: Aug 12, 2014 12:07 PM

    Since Jimmy Jones’ tenure the Cowboys have been a sad bunch. Overpriced players, terrible coaching (especially Garrett) and a reputation that “was”. Until, Jones sells the team expect the same.

  82. jonnguy2014 says: Aug 12, 2014 12:36 PM

    ha that was their best CB
    going 1-15 this year, get second overalll draft pick (titans also go 1-15)
    Could be worst defense of all time
    2014 Dallas, I mean Allas, Cowboys

  83. raaz227httr says: Aug 12, 2014 12:53 PM

    Dupes

  84. deshackle says: Aug 12, 2014 1:16 PM

    Hell to the cowboys
    Hell victory
    cowboys on the warpath
    fight for old DC!

  85. oldcracker says: Aug 12, 2014 1:28 PM

    I guess We-done will get a lot of work this season.

  86. hawkwind8 says: Aug 12, 2014 2:10 PM

    Dallas gave up 52 points to Denver last year with Ware, Hatcher, lee and Scandrick all playing!

  87. akboot says: Aug 12, 2014 3:26 PM

    Manziel is laughing, in fact he’s probably sending the cowboys GM a, thank you for not drafting me card.

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