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Orlando Scandrick must earn gig

CB Terence Newman would have better chance staying healthy in part-time role

Updated: August 22, 2011, 1:53 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The best-case scenario for the Dallas Cowboys' defense would be Orlando Scandrick earning a starting job.

"We'll cross that bridge when we get to it," head coach Jason Garrett said Friday evening.

Two nights later, Scandrick didn't exactly make a strong case for the job during a 20-7 preseason loss Sunday to the San Diego Chargers. Philip Rivers completed 8 of 11 passes for 92 yards against Dallas' starting defense, including completions of 29, 10 and 9 yards against ...

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