Dallas Cowboys

Scandrick misses another practice, Brown ready to fill in

Dallas Cowoys cornerback Orlando Scandrick remains iffy for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears because of tightness in both hamstrings.

Scandrick was held out of practice again on Thursday to do rehab work with athletic trainer Britt Brown. He has yet to practice this week.

Scandrick labeled himself day-to-day in the locker room after practice.

If Scandrick can’t play, rookie Anthony Brown will fill in as the nickel cornerback.

Said defensive coordinator Rod Marielli: “He practices every week and he works at it, and we get him in, get him his keys, get his work, get his walk-through, so prepare, prepare, prepare. Then you’re ready.”

Brown said he is up for the challenge.

"I’m good man. I’m ready to go," Brown said. "When my number is called I will be ready. I have to prepare like I’m playing from the jump."

Brown, a sixth-round pick from Purdue, is ahead of the game because of the reps he got in training camp as the Cowboys eased Scandrick’s work load after missing all of last season with a knee injury.

Brown said it also helps that he gets to go against Cowboys slot receiver Cole Beasley in practice. Beasley currently leads the Cowboys with 13 receptions for 140 yards.

"Going against Bease every day in camp, he is one of the toughest to guard," Brown said. "He gets me ready."

Brown expects to get a heavy dose of Bears veteran third receiver Eddie Royal on Sunday.

"I’m ready for the challenge."

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