Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is staying away from Valley Ranch as the team goes through the first week of the offseason conditioning program, in hopes of getting a raise. Executive vice president Stephen Jones understands that. But he still believes Scandrick should be out there, participating in the voluntary workouts with his teammates.
“If something makes sense for us to add some years or do something, then we’ll take a look at that,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan this week, via the team’s official website. “But we just re-did Orlando’s contract a couple of years ago. He’s been a really good football player for us. He’s a leader on this team and we certainly need him out here. In my mind he should be out here right now working out.”
It’s true that Scandrick just got a new deal in 2013, but his frustration is fairly understandable. Scandrick has been the best cornerback on the Cowboys’ roster the past couple years but, with a 2015 base salary of $1.5 million, he makes less than Morris Claiborne and way, way less than Brandon Carr.
“Orlando’s under contract,” Jones said, “but not unlike a lot of players, they’d like to have more.”