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Orlando Scandrick | Defensive Back

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 196
College: Boise State
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Cowboys VP Stephen Jones didn't sound open to the idea of re-working CB Orlando Scandrick's contract.
"He’s under contract, but not unlike a lot of players, they’d like to have more," Jones said. "If something makes sense for us to add some years or do something then we’ll take a look at that, but we just re-did Orlando’s contract a couple years ago." Scandrick, set to earn just $1.5 million in 2015, didn't show up for voluntary workouts earlier this week. He's signed cheaply through 2018. Apr 22 - 9:36 AM

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Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick was not present for the beginning of spring workouts.

These strength and conditioning workouts are voluntary, but Scandrick appears to be making a statement. He's due just $1.5 million this season and is coming off a tremendous season that saw him finish as a top-10 corner in PFF's grades. Scandrick reportedly has a $500,000 de-escalator clause for missing the workouts, so he obviously believes a new deal is coming.
Apr 20 - 9:51 AM

Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick has been reinstated from suspension after the NFL and NFLPA agreed to an overhauled drug policy on Wednesday.

Scandrick hasn't practiced in a few weeks, so his status for Week 3 against the Rams is up in the air. But he's eligible to return to Valley Ranch immediately and begin practicing Wednesday. Scandrick is Dallas' best corner. He'll start opposite Brandon Carr in the base defense before moving to the slot in sub-packages.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:58:00 AM

Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick will not play in Sunday's game at Tennessee.

Scandrick didn't practice all week and wasn't a lock to play even if reinstated. The NFL has yet to finalize its new drug policy. Scandrick has a good chance of returning in Week 3.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 03:21:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick will be eligible for Week 2 after the NFL's new drug-policy agreement.

Scandrick was suspended four games for PEDs in early August. Although he is technically "eligible" to play, it's not a guarantee that Scandrick will suit up, and we may not know for sure until Sunday morning. The Cowboys certainly need him, however, especially against Titans slot receiver Kendall Wright. Scandrick is the Cowboys' slot corner in sub-packages.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 09:47:00 PM

Sources tell ESPN that suspended CB Orlando Scandrick tested positive for MDMA, also known as Ecstasy or Molly.

Per Ed Werder, Scandrick was vacationing in Mexico with his ex-girlfriend. He claims she persuaded him to add a substance he didn't realize was on the banned list into a cocktail they were drinking. It turns out that substance was Molly, and now the Cowboys' starting corner is suspended for the first four games of the year. The 49ers, Titans, Rams and Saints will have the pleasure of facing Dallas' wretched defense in the first four weeks.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 11:17:00 AM

NFL suspended Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick four games for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

It's another blow to a defense that is projected to be far-and-away the worst in the league. Scandrick is the starter opposite Brandon Carr in the Cowboys' base defense, and moves to the slot in sub-packages. He graded out as a top-15 cover corner at Pro Football Focus last season. Morris Claiborne is going to have to step up and avoid the nagging injuries that have hampered him. Sterling Moore is the favorite to open the season as Dallas' No. 3 cornerback.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 11:11:00 PM

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. He's started just 22 games and been disastrous in coverage since being drafted sixth overall 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.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 10:01:00 AM

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. Per FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo, the new contract added $9 million to Scandrick's guarantees over the life of the deal. 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.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 03:08:00 PM

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.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 01:57:00 PM

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.
Sat, Dec 8, 2012 01:53:00 PM

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.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 06:21:00 PM

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

Scandrick, the Cowboys' slot corner, ended up needing surgery after fracturing his hand on Thanksgiving day. Look for Mike Jenkins to fill in and Vince Agnew to step in as the fourth corner.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 11:33:00 AM

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.
Thu, Nov 22, 2012 08:46:00 PM

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.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, May 28, 2012 09:48:00 PM