Cornerback Orlando Scandrick suffered a fractured left hand in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Giants and did not return.
Scandrick told reporters after the game that he will undergo surgery Monday and expects to miss just 1-2 weeks. The oft-injured but key piece in the Cowboys’ secondary believes he can play while wearing a cast.
Scandrick left after combining on a tackle of Giants running back Paul Perkins with 11:28 to go in the second quarter. The play before that, Scandrick laid a big hit on wide receiver Sterling Shepard.
In Scandrick’s absence, rookie Chidobe Awuzie, a highly-regarded second-round pick out of Colorado, got more playing time against the Giants.
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Scandrick tore an anterior cruciate ligament during training camp in 2015 and missed the entire season. He dealt with injuries to both hamstrings in 2016 as he tried to work his way back to full health.
The 30-year-old had been relatively healthy throughout training camp this year.
The Cowboys beat the Giants 19-3 Sunday night.