Dallas Cowboys

Orlando Scandrick on Seattle: “If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best”

Jerry Jones said it immediately after the Cowboys beat the Houston Texans Sunday and reiterated it on his radio show Tuesday.

The Cowboys view this week’s match up as a true litmus test for where they are as a team.

Sure, they are riding high with a 4-1 mark, coming off four straight victories. But the Cowboys want so much more this season and they believe if they can beat the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks, it could be the making of something “super.”

It’s one reason cornerback Orlando Scandrick is looking forward to Sunday’s game.

“This is a great football team we are about to play and this will really tell us where are team is at,” Scandrick said. “Regardless of the outcome, it’s going to tell us where our team is at. You want to be the best, you have to beat the best. That’s the best team. That’s the most complete team in the NFL right now.”

Defensive end Jeremy Mincey agreed the Seahawks represent a tremendous opportunity for the Cowboys and he promised they will be prepared and ready.

“We have a bunch of hungry men in here and Seattle wears their pants just like we wear pants, they are all men,” Mincey said. “We have to come out focused with intensity and do what we have been doing. No retreat. No surrender.

“I mean this is the Super Bowl champs. Anytime you go against the Super Bowl champs you want to compete. We are not going to back down now. That’s one thing we are not going to do.

“I got complete confidence in my coaches and all my teammates and all the guys around me. It’s going to be a great ballgame. I look forward to playing Seattle.”