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Cowboys' Scandrick back at practice after drug agreement cuts 4-game suspension in half

In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick warms up before a NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Arlington, Texas. Scandrick will be back on the practice field two weeks early after his four-game suspension was reduced with the new agreement between the players and the league on a performance-enhancing drugs policy.(AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick warms up before a NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Arlington, Texas. Scandrick will be back on the practice field two weeks early after his four-game suspension was reduced with the new agreement between the players and the league on a performance-enhancing drugs policy.(AP Photo/Brandon Wade)  (The Associated Press)

Orlando Scandrick is rejoining the Dallas defense two weeks early after the players and the league reached agreement on a revised policy for performance-enhancing drugs.

The seventh-year cornerback was already back in the Dallas area Wednesday awaiting word on the new deal after going home to California when his four-game suspension began.

Coach Jason Garrett said Scandrick would practice and the team would start evaluating whether he can play Sunday at St. Louis.

The Dallas defense has played better than expected the first two weeks and now has depth at cornerback it lacked while allowing the third-most yards in league history last season.

The Cowboys are putting offensive lineman Darrion Weems (shoulder) on season-ending injured reserve.

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