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Cowboys Scandrick gets 4-game ban for drugs

Cowboys Scandrick gets 4-game ban for drugs

SUSPENDED: New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) gets face masked by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick (32) during the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Scandrick will serve a four-game suspension. Photo: Reuters

(Reuters) – Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has been suspended for four games after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, the NFL reported on Monday.

Scandrick will be eligible to return to action on Oct. 5 against the Houston Texans.

Entering his seventh season in the NFL, Scandrick started 15 of 16 games for the Cowboys last season. He had 64 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble.

His absence will further weaken a Dallas defense already missing key players due to injury.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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