"I'm surprised," Scandrick said Wednesday at the team's practice facility. "I didn't see this coming at all. I felt like we had a great group of players, we had a great scheme. We do have a great scheme, I feel like we just need to adjust to it. Sometimes we maybe try to do too much and, you know, everybody just needs to do their job and we'll be better off."
Scandrick said the problem is the number of big plays the Cowboys have allowed.
"Giving up big plays [is] people not doing their jobs, you know?" Scandrick said. "We need to fix it."
Scandrick is one of the few Cowboys' defensive players having a good season. After serving as a third cornerback most of his career, Scandrick has become a starter this season.
That doesn't mean he's happy about the defense's performance overall. Far from it.
"All I can say is that I'm very, very, very disappointed," Scandrick said. "I don't make those decisions about what schemes we run, what players we play. I just go out there and play as hard as I can. At the end of the day all I can do is go out there and play as hard as I can and give 100 percent effort and put it on tape what type of player I am."