Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 5 Days

ESPNDallas' Todd Archer believes CB Orlando Scandrick is the favorite to start over former first-round CB Morris Claiborne.

Claiborne will have to improve dramatically to escape the bust tag hovering over him. Claiborne has started just 22 games and been disastrous in coverage since being selected at pick six in 2012. Scandrick played well after taking the job last season, so Claiborne will need a big training camp to move up the depth chart.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 4 Months

Cowboys signed CB Orlando Scandrick to a two-year extension through 2018.

Scandrick's 2013 pay is unchanged, but his 2014 base salary was raised to $4.5 million and is now fully guaranteed. Scandrick has overtaken RCB Mo Claiborne as a starter this year and graded out as a top-20 coverage cornerback according to Pro Football Focus. Historically, Scandrick has been a slot corner.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL Mar 11 '13

The Cowboys have restructured CB Orlando Scandrick's contract in order to save some space under the salary cap.

Scandrick only had a $2 million base salary, but Dallas is desperate for any room it can come up with. The Cowboys' slot corner between Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr, Scandrick graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 43-ranked cornerback in pass coverage last season. He'll return in the same role in 2013.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL Dec 08 '12

Cowboys placed CB Orlando Scandrick (hand) on season-ending injured reserve.

Scandrick broke his hand on Thanksgiving Day against the Redskins and was given a 6-8 week timetable for return. He would have only been available if the Cowboys made a deep playoff run. NT Rob Callaway was signed from the practice squad in a corresponding move.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL Nov 28 '12

Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (hand) will be sidelined 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery on Wednesday.

The Cowboys' slot corner is also dealing with a bone bruise and sprained ligaments in his wrist. His only shot at returning in 2012-13 will be a deep playoff run from Big D. Don't count on it. Scandrick is signed through 2016.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL Nov 26 '12

Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (hand) is expected to miss several weeks.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL Nov 22 '12

Cowboys slot CB Orlando Scandrick suffered a fractured hand in Dallas' Thanksgiving Day loss to Washington.

He'll likely either miss the remainder of the season, or try to return to play with a cast on his hand. As a slot cornerback, Scandrick doesn't necessarily need to use his fingers. We'll have another update on him by early next week.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL May 28 '121 Comment

Cowboys slot CB Orlando Scandrick says he is unwilling to move to safety to accommodate Mike Jenkins.

"Not happening," Scandrick said. In an apparent attempt to create trade leverage, the Cowboys are saying publicly that they'll find ways to get four corners onto the field consistently. More likely, Scandrick will return as Dallas' slot corner between RCB Morris Claiborne and LCB Brandon Carr. And Jenkins will either be traded or stay on the roster as a dime cornerback.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL Mar 13 '12

Cowboys restructured the contracts of CB Orlando Scandrick and RT Doug Free to create $8.56 million in salary cap space.

Along with the releases of Terrence Newman and David Buehler, the Cowboys have freed up $15.82 million following Monday's cap hit from the league office. Scandrick will take $5.9 million of his $7.1 million salary in the form of a signing bonus. Free's base salary dropped from $6 million to $1.2 million, with the difference coming in a signing bonus.

Orlando Scandrick DB DAL Feb 25 '12

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he has "no regrets" over signing CB Orlando Scandrick to a five-year, $27 million extension last summer.

"Wouldn't dare go back there again and try to do better with a different player or different money," Jones said. "We think that much of him. He's that important to us for our future." A slot corner being paid like a starter last season, Scandrick struggled mightily when asked to play outside. Rotoworld called Scandrick's extension a "head scratcher" in August.