Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick did a phenomenal job of shutting down New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz on Sunday. Cruz was held to just two catches and 27 yards. He also lost a fumble, thanks in part to Scandrick working to strip the ball away. However, Cruz has an explanation for his lack of success — Scandrick cheated, of course.
“He always holds on every play,” Cruz said after the game, via Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. “It’s always borderline whether it was pass interference or holding or whatever. I just don’t think about that and understand that he is going to do that and play through.”
Between Justin Tuck sharing a photo of his Super Bowl rings and Cruz claiming Scandrick held him on every play, the Giants are doing a fantastic job of proving they can’t handle losing with class.
“You just have to understand what you’re coming into and what type of player is,” Cruz said of Scandrick. “You watch him on the field, he grabs and holds on everyone. You just have to be able to battle through it and get yourself open.”
One would think that if there was holding or pass interference on every play, the officials probably would have called it a few times. The game was in New Jersey, so it’s not like the G-Men can claim the Cowboys got all the calls at home. To me, it sounds like one lame excuse after another from a team that absolutely had to win.