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DALLAS, Texas (105.3 THE FAN) – The Cowboys aren’t planning on the bonus eligibility of cornerback Orlando Scandrick for Sunday’s opener against the 49ers.

But as the NFL and the Players Association negotiation toward a revision of the league’s drug policy, the Cowboys are certainly prepared for Scandrick’s possible return.

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On the negotiating table: The shift-down of amphetamines (like the “Molly” that fueled the four-game suspension of Scandrick and Denver receiver Wes Welker) from the category of “PED” to the area of “substance abuse.”

The NFL would not only need to change its policy but also apply the change retroactively to alter Scandrick’s availability.

“I’m not planning on it, let’s put it like that,’’ owner Jerry Jones said Friday morning on 105.3 The Fan. “(but) the quicker we can get him back, the better our team would be because he arguably did have certainly defensively, and in the secondary, a great training camp.”

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Mo Claiborne and Brandon Carr are slated to start at cornerback on Sunday, and as they’ve practiced all week (while Scandrick has been away from the team as mandated by the existing rules), that’s likely to go unchanged. But Scandrick could conceivably step right in as the slot defender, a role he excels in, with the only major change being Dallas’ need to make room for him on the active roster.

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