LANDOVER, Md. – He’ll take the win, but Orlando Scandrick is not looking forward to watching the film of this game.
“I didn’t play my best game,” Scandrick said. “Quite frankly, I think I played bad. Made a big play, but a couple penalties, a couple penalties, a couple missed assignments, a couple misalignments and they’re right back in the game.”
Scandrick, who had an interception and two defensive holding penalties, had plenty of company in the Cowboys’ secondary. They made Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman and a bunch of waiver-wire-type wide receivers look like a legitimate NFL passing attack.
Grossman completed 25 of 38 passes for 289 yards and two touchdowns. Jabar Gaffney had seven catches for 115 yards and a score, a huge day for a receiver whose previous season high was 68 yards.
“They executed,” said cornerback Terence Newman, who was in coverage of several of Gaffney’s catches. “We didn’t execute as well as we would like, but you’ve got to tip your hat to the guy because he’s took a lot of criticism throughout his nine years in the league. He’s showing everybody that he’s a quality quarterback.”
Yes, he’s talking about the same Rex Grossman who was benched for John Beck.