FRISCO, Texas — Cornerback Orlando Scandrick will not play Sunday against the Denver Broncos because of a broken hand, but the Dallas Cowboys hope he will be able to return Sept. 25 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Scandrick ran Friday for the first time since the surgery Monday night to repair a fractured third metacarpal. When he returns, he will likely wear extra padding that will be sewn into his glove. In 2014, DeMarco Murray did not miss a game after he had surgery to repair a broken fifth metacarpal.
Scandrick played just nine snaps in the Cowboys’ season-opening win against the New York Giants before injuring his hand in the second quarter.
Anthony Brown will replace Scandrick in the starting lineup and rookie Chidobe Awuzie will serve as the third cornerback. Fellow rookie Jourdan Lewis, who has been slowed by a strained hamstring since the start of training camp, could be active for the first time. The Cowboys also could look to Bene Benwikere as their fourth corner.
Wide receiver Terrance Williams was limited Friday in his first practice of the week and is officially listed as questionable. Williams has not missed a game in his career (65 straight) and missed the first two practices of his career on Wednesday and Thursday. He suffered the injury on the opening snap against the Giants but was able to lead the Cowboys with 68 receiving yards on six catches.
Safety Byron Jones was limited for the second straight practice because of a groin strain, but he said he will play Sunday even though he is listed as questionable.