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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 placed CB Orlando Scandrick (ACL, MCL) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Scandrick tore up his knee in practice last Tuesday. It's a big, big loss for the Cowboys, who now have a cornerback corps populated by youth, injury questions and free agent bust Brandon Carr. Scandrick, who turns 29 in February, is signed through 2019. Sep 1 - 3:20 PM

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Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick's MRI on Tuesday night confirmed he suffered a torn ACL and MCL.

Scandrick's season is over. In his prime at 28, Scandrick was easily the Cowboys' best corner, and it now leaves Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne, and first-rounder Byron Jones atop the depth chart. Carr has been a colossal free-agent bust, Claiborne is coming off a torn patellar tendon, and Jones is working his way back from an early-camp shoulder issue after battling shoulder problems in college. Scandrick signed a contract extension in the spring and is inked through 2019.
Aug 26 - 12:20 AM

Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick was carted off the practice field Tuesday with what the team "fears" is a torn ACL.

It's believed to be a right knee injury for Scandrick, who was crying as he was carted off the field. Scandrick was hurt after running into undrafted WR Lucky Whitehead during a drill. The Cowboys can ill-afford to lose Scandrick, who is easily their best corner. We'll post an official update when one is provided.
Aug 25 - 9:05 PM

Cowboys signed CB Orlando Scandrick to a one-year, $9.5 million contract extension through 2019.

See, holding out does work sometimes. The total value of Scandrick's new five-year deal is worth $20 million. Scandrick skipped voluntary workouts earlier this offseason before reporting to the team this week. He was already under contract through 2018, but was scheduled to earn just $1.5 million this season and $3 million in each of 2016-2018. With Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne on the roster bubble, keeping Scandrick happy was a necessity for Dallas.
May 22 - 9:39 AM

Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick will report to team workouts Monday at Valley Ranch.

He's been holding out for a new contract and it looks like the two sides should have a new deal in place by the end of the week. Scandrick is likely headed for a big raise. The 28-year-old finished tenth out of 108 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' 2014 cornerback ratings.
May 17 - 12:45 PM

CB Orlando Scandrick is in Dallas meeting with the Cowboys about his contract.

Scandrick is staying away from offseason workouts to protest his current contract, which is set to pay him $1.5 million in 2015. He has a case for a raise, as he was one of the league's top corners last year and a major key to Dallas' shockingly-competent defensive performance. The Cowboys' willingness to meet with Scandrick suggests some kind of raise is coming.
May 12 - 11:55 AM

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

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

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