Cowboys' Orlando Scandrick Sounds off on Giants, Mike Ditka in Postgame Rant

Jesse ReedCorrespondent INovember 24, 2013

Jul 22, 2013; Oxnard, CA, USA;  Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick (32) at training camp at the River Ridge Fields.  Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Tell us how you really feel, Orlando Scandrick.

The cornerback had a few not-so-nice words to say after the Dallas Cowboys went into hostile territory Sunday and beat the New York Giants 24-21 to improve to 6-5 on the season. 

As noted by Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Scandrick was upset by comments Mike Ditka made before the game on ESPN earlier in the day. 

Ditka said the Cowboys didn't have anyone capable of shutting down Victor Cruz, who ended up catching just two passes for 27 yards on the day.

Showing just how much Ditka's words pierced him, Scandrick dug deep into the past to slam the old ball coach for one of the most infamous personnel decisions the NFL has ever seen.

Scandrick also took exception to some alleged trash-talking done by the Giants during the game, but he didn't have any problems talking some smack of his own after the fact.

It's one thing to take exception to what someone on television says and use the perceived slight as motivation for success, but Scandrick wasn't content to let his actions speak for themselves. 

After the season the Cowboys have had, though, it's not surprising. Dallas entered Sunday's game with the NFL's worst pass defense, allowing 313 yards per game. Furthermore, Cruz had been a huge thorn in Dallas' side the last time the two teams met, catching five passes for 118 yards and three touchdowns. 

No doubt the Giants won't soon forget the insults, but at this time, the team's more pressing concern is its 4-7 record heading into the final weeks of the season. 

The Cowboys, on the other hand, can still reach the playoffs. With a record of 6-5, Dallas is tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for the lead in the NFC East, setting up what could be a division-deciding matchup in the final week of the season when the Eagles travel to Dallas. 


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