Scandrick: Davone Bess better than Wes Welker

November, 24, 2011
11/24/11
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- After Dallas' 20-19 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thanksgiving Day, Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick was asked about the Dolphins receivers.

Scandrick is of the belief that Miami's Davone Bess is a better slot receiver than New England's Wes Welker.

On Oct. 16 against the Cowboys, Welker, covered mainly by Scandrick, finished with six catches for 45 yards and one touchdown. Scandrick covered Welker on the touchdown reception.

Thursday, Bess finished with just two catches for 29 yards, one of which was a 24-yarder. But the receiver must have made an impression on Scandrick.

"Davone Bess is better than Wes Welker," Scandrick said. "Better than Wes Welker. Better than Wes Welker. Stronger, little bigger in the lower body. He’s better, he’s faster than you think he is, stronger than you think he is in a different system, and I’ve been covering him since he was at the University of Hawaii."

Scandrick played college ball at Boise State.

It's an interesting comment from Scandrick, considering Welker's numbers far surpass those of Bess.

Scandrick has struggled the last two weeks in coverage, but the coaching staff believes he's still a good cover corner.
Calvin Watkins covers the Houston Rockets and the NBA for ESPN.com. He joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers as well as colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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