Cowboys Scandrick: Philip Rivers can talk all he wants, he backs it up

Cowboys Scandrick: Philip Rivers can talk all he wants, he backs it up

Published Sep. 26, 2013 12:13 a.m. ET

IRVING – Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick played well during an August 2011 scrimmage against the San Diego Chargers.

Like he has been doing the last couple of weeks, Scandrick was lined up on the outside that day at AT&T Stadium. Starting corners Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins were out with injuries.

After the scrimmage, Scandrick said he talked with Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, picking his brain to better understand what Rivers was seeing on the field.

The two, who are both known to do some gameday trash-talking, will likely see a lot of each other on Sunday when the Cowboys travel to San Diego.

"He'll do a lot of talking but he backs it up," Scandrick said. "He can talk all he wants. For the last nine or 10 years, that team has been on his back. I got a world of respect for him."

Shortly after Scandrick made those comments, Rivers was asked about the 26-year-old cornerback during a conference call at Valley Ranch.

"He's a heck of a competitor," Rivers said. "He can play at the outside corner position, obviously, and he's a real crafty guy there in the slot when he plays the nickel. I best describe him as a football player, which means he's just a complete player.

"He's so competitive. He has a knack for making plays and he plays the ball well. He's certainly a big contributor for them."

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