- Calvin Watkins, ESPN Staff Writer
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IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick said he'll be out 6-8 weeks after having surgery on his left hand.
Scandrick also said he's got a bone bruise and sprained ligaments in his wrist. With five weeks remaining in the regular season, the Cowboys elected not to place Scandrick on injured reserve in the hope he could return for any potential postseason games.
"I just want to come back and help my team anyway that I can," Scandrick said Wednesday.
"The trainers have placed me in precautionary measures," Cook said. "It felt good and I'm encouraged. Barring any setbacks, we're on (for Sunday)."
The Cowboys added another player to the injury list when defensive end Ben Bass sprained an ankle in Wednesday's practice. He underwent an X-ray and his status for the rest of the week hasn't been determined.