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Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick will return for Eagles game

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick (32) running after catching the ball during practice at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. He has been cleared to play after missing the past four games with hamstring injuries in both legs.
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick (32) running after catching the ball during practice at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. He has been cleared to play after missing the past four games with hamstring injuries in both legs. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick was back in the practice field Monday after missing the past four games with hamstring strains in both legs.

He is finally 100 percent healthy and will suit up for the Dallas Cowboys when they host the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night at AT&T Stadium.

“Yes, I’m good to go,” Scandrick said. “I feel good to be back out there. It’s been a long road. I’m looking forward to this weekend. I’m just happy to be back out there.”

Scandrick missed all of last season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee in training camp.

He reported to camp this year 100 percent healthy. But he suffered a hamstring injury in season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles and then played sparingly in Week 2 against the Washington Redskins before the Cowboys shut him down the past four weeks to get healthy.

“I just needed time,” Scandrick said. “I was trying to push through something that was maybe a little worse than everybody thought.”

Rookie Anthony Brown started in the nickel at slot cornerback in Scandrick’s absence, while Morris Claiborne started on the outside.

Claiborne was also back at practice Monday after sitting out last week due the bye in concussion protocol. He should be ready to play Sunday.

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