When the Dallas Cowboys opened the offseason program last month, no one was surprised that Dez Bryant no-showed. People were a little more surprised that cornerback Orlando Scandrick did the same.
Like Bryant, Scandrick has stayed away from Valley Ranch as he hopes for a new contract. He’s been the Cowboys’ best corner for the past two seasons but he’s on the outside of the top 50 highest paid cornerbacks in the league, and makes significantly less than both Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne.
But perhaps spurred on by the Cowboys’ selection of cornerback Byron Jones in the first round of the draft, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Scandrick has returned to Dallas to discuss his contract status.
There’s no telling what this meeting will bring, if anything. When speaking about Scandrick, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones has been quick to point out that the Boise State product just got a new deal two years ago.
But Scandrick is back in North Texas, and that’s certainly a step in the right direction.