Maybe a change of scenery was what former Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick needed. Apparently that is what he thought too. After leaving Dallas to join one of the team's biggest rivals, the stud defensive back has opened up on his decision. 

"I felt like I was there so long, that I just needed a change of scenery," explained Scandrick.

Back in March, ​Scandrick requested his release from the Cowboys while signing with the Redskins on a two-year, $10 million deal ​not long after.

He definitely was with Dallas for a long time. In the nine seasons he played for the Cowboys, Scandrick had 399 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 64 passes defended, and eight interceptions. 

It was also notable that one of his goals for the season is for him to play all 16 regular season games. Last year, he battled injuries, which limited him to only 11 games.

He was brought in to improve the team's secondary, which was one of the team's weaknesses last season with the injury to Josh Norman.