Sore groin, not knee, keeping Orlando Scandrick out

FRISCO, Texas -- The good news for Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is that his surgically-repaired right knee is fine. The bad news is a sore groin could keep him off the field Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks.

Scandrick has not practiced the last two days after his groin tightened up after Sunday’s practice. On Monday, coach Jason Garrett said Scandrick was given a day of rest, but he mentioned the sore groin when asked Tuesday.

Scandrick hopes to return to practice as soon as Saturday and does not feel like he will be compromised going into the regular-season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 11.

“My thing is to get back on the practice field and compete as fast as possible,” Scandrick said. “At the same time, I don’t want to hurt myself more. I want to be out there more than anybody. I worked so hard to get back. This is frustrating to have any type of soreness, any type of deal. The bright side is my knee feels great. I just need to get through this little hiccup and I will be fine.”

Scandrick played 11 snaps in his preseason debut last week against the Miami Dolphins. He missed all of last season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in training camp.

“I will definitely be ready Week 1, barring something happening that is out of my control,” Scandrick said.