Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 2 days ago

Scandrick has agreed to a revised contract with the Cowboys, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.

Scandrick briefly skipped voluntary workouts in protest of a contract that pays him far below his market value, but he eventually decided to join his teammates in Dallas while negotiating with management. It doesn't appear that negotiations were too tenuous, and Scandrick should be back as a starter this season, even after the Cowboys drafted Byron Jones in the first round. Between Scandrick and Dez Bryant, the Cowboys have vocal leader on both sides of the ball.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 7 days ago

Scandrick is in line to join his Dallas teammates for voluntary workouts on Monday, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

Scandrick, who is seeking a new contract, had been staying away from the Cowboys' facility since the team's workouts began on April 20. His plans to join the team's workouts hint at progress on that front, with Archer suggesting that the cornerback could have a deal worked out by the end the coming week.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 2 weeks ago

Scandrick is in Dallas to meet with the Cowboys about his contract situation, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Scandrick has been working out on his own in California, as he's displeased with his current contract situation. He's slated for a base salary of just $1.5 million in 2015, following a 2014 campaign in which he was the Cowboys' most reliable cornerback. Assuming an in-season holdout is avoided, Scandrick figures to enter Week 1 as a starter, even after the Cowboys drafted Byron Jones in the first round.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 1 month ago

Scandrick -- who was not present Monday for the Cowboys' first voluntary workout this offseason -- plans to continue working out in California until the team address his contract, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Scandrick, who signed a contract extension with the team in 2013, is slated to earn a base salary of $1.5 million in 2015. It remains to be seen whether this evolves into a contentious holdout down the road, but when he is on the field, Scandrick is a key member of the Dallas secondary. Moreover, in 14 games this past season, he provided some IDP utility by notching 55 tackles, two picks, two forced fumbles and a sack.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 8 months ago

Scandrick returned to the lineup Sunday, recording five tackles.

Mo Claiborne had one of his better games as a pro on Sunday, so the competition is on for the starting cornerback spot opposite Brandon Carr. Given how many three receiver sets the Cowboys will likely face next week against the Saints though, expect both Scandrick and Claiborne to see plenty of action regardless of who gets named the starter.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 8 months ago

Scandrick has been reinstated from his four-game suspension after the NFL finalized a new policy regarding performance enhancing drugs on Wednesday, NFL.com reports.

Scandrick will be immediately eligible to return to practice and play this week versus the Rams. The seventh-year pro recorded a career-best 64 tackles (59 solo) and two interceptions last season and should reclaim a starting cornerback position for the Cowboys. In a corresponding move, the Cowboys will place Darrion Weem on injured reserve to make room for Scandrick on their active roster.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 8 months ago

With the NFL revising its drug policy Tuesday night, Scandrick is expected to be immediately reinstated from his four-game suspension, ESPN's Ed Werder reports.

Assuming no last-minute snags in announcing the new policy, Scandrick could be back at practice as soon as Wednesday, with a return to action Sunday against the Rams. Scandrick would more than likely replace Morris Claiborne as one of the starting cornerbacks, giving the Cowboys' beleaguered defense a modicum of respectability.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 8 months ago

Scandrick (suspension) won't play Sunday against the Titans, the Dallas Morning News reports.

If a revised NFL drug policy is approved next week, it's expected that Scandrick would be reinstated and be eligible to play in Week 3, but he won't be on the Cowboys' active roster this weekend, with an agreement on the policy not yet finalized.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 8 months ago

Scandrick is still in California and is not expected to play in the Cowboys upcoming game against the Titans, even if the league overturns his suspension, Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram reports.

Scandrick is expected to be able to play as soon as the NFL agrees on a new drug testing policy, but it appears that Scandrick will not play regardless of his suspension. It seems more likely that he will not see his first NFL action of the season until week three when the team travels to St. Louis.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 8 months ago

The league and the NFLPA have not finalized their proposed agreement regarding revision to the league's drug programs, according to NFL VP of PR Greg Aiello. As a result, Scandrick's suspension has not been officially rescinded at this time.

The two sides may ultimately finalize their agreement Saturday, but Scandrick's availability for Week 2 is uncertain as there are still details that need to be cleared up before the players impacted will be able to get on the field again.