Sunday afternoon, long after you've suffered through BrettFavreapalooza against the Dolphins and slept through Seattle vs. Buffalo, former Boise State player Orlando Scandrick will make his debut against the Cowboys, and Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be there yukking up all the action.
Scandrick, a fifth-round pick of the Cowboys, has turned some heads during his time in Big D, and he's done so without being a prima donna (Terrell Owens), being an idiot (Pac-Man Jones), or being Jessica Simpson's life partner (Tony Romo). Even better, with starting cornerback Terence Newman possibly out with an injury, Scandrick could see significant playing time in the Cowboys' nickel defense.
Newman missed all four preseason games but returned to practice last week leading up to the finale against Minnesota. If he doesn't play or is limited Sunday, fully-reinstated Adam Jones would start at left corner and rookie Orlando Scandrick would move into the slot in nickel packages.
We fear that Kyle Wilson is getting some ideas.
Cleveland, Dallas' opponent on Sunday, features one of the best receivers in the game with Braylon Edwards, one of the fastest receivers with Donte Stallworth, and then a bunch of guys we've never heard of. Syndric Steptoe? Paul Hubbard? What is the AFC North coming to? Scandrick should be fine.
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Other notable Bronco alumni firsts:
Ryan Clady's NFL debut on Monday night. Denver @ Oakland, 8:15pm Monday.
Chris Carr's first game as a Titan. Jacksonville @ Tennessee, 11:00am Sunday.
Quintin Mikell's first game as the second coming of Brian Dawkins. St. Louis @ Philadelphia, 11:00am Sunday.
Legedu Naanee's first coming out party. Carolina @ San Diego, 2:15pm Sunday.