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Cowboys extended Scandrick in November

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At a time when Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his son, Stephen, have been calling out multiple defensive players by name, one of them has gotten a new contract.

PFT has confirmed that cornerback Orlando Scandrick received a two-year extension last month.  The new deal increases the guaranteed money while decreasing the annual average of the deal.

Scandrick gets $9 million guaranteed under the new contract, via a $4.5 million fully-guaranteed base salary in 2014; a $1.5 million base salary in 2015 guaranteed for injury only until the fifth day of the 2015 league year, when it becomes fully guaranteed; and $3 million base salary in 2016 guaranteed for injury only until the fifth day of the 2016 league year, when it becomes fully guaranteed.

The deal includes base salaries of $3 million in 2017 and 2018, respectively, along with $500,000 de-escalators each season based on Scandrick completing the offseason workout program.

While the contract first landed on the media’s radar screen Friday, it was signed on November 21.  It’s unclear why word of the deal didn’t leak sooner.

Maybe Scandrick didn’t want people on his Christmas list to expect better gifts.

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21 Responses to “Cowboys extended Scandrick in November”
  1. l0glcalv0icesays says: Dec 13, 2013 4:40 PM

    Nice to know that Garcon will be running past Scandrick non-stop for the next several years. #HailToTheRedskins #CowboysSuck #Redskins2014SuperBowlChampions

  2. squatcho says: Dec 13, 2013 4:47 PM

    The extension had to be done so they would save some money by extending his contract to make room for some cap space knowing they have to make new deals with Smith and Bryant.

  3. fligah says: Dec 13, 2013 4:49 PM

    Not bad, helps with the cap and he’s been the best CB on the roster this season. Sadly.

  4. darocnessmonsta says: Dec 13, 2013 4:55 PM

    he deserves it been one of my favorite players since being drafted out of Boise St.

  5. jbarge says: Dec 13, 2013 4:56 PM

    If it were an Eagles fan, or any other playoff contending team (minus the Falcons/Packers – injuries have riddled them moot this season) then I would give you a nod. But how does a Redskin fan see that they will be beating anyone for the next years to come? You sold the farm to buy the stallion and now everything is crumbling. Alfred Morris is regressing back towards the mean (for those non-math whizzes out there, his rookie year was out of this world, now it’s time to come back to Earth). And the only team benefitting from the Redskins losing more games is Jeff Fisher because his bonus pick keeps climbing and climbing.

  6. abqpacker says: Dec 13, 2013 4:59 PM

    Didn’t he get an extension and raise not long ago? I just don’t see what the Cowboys see in this guy. He’s servicable (at times) but far from a star. He wouldn’t even start for a number of teams.

  7. ripster65 says: Dec 13, 2013 5:10 PM

    JINX! The injury countdown begins…

  8. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Dec 13, 2013 5:28 PM

    Cowboy is as Cowboy does.

  9. hernandez0792 says: Dec 13, 2013 5:34 PM

    9 million for this guy, Are you kidding me? No wonder they’re so screws for cap room… This from a Cowboy fan that lives in Boise.

  10. redfield11 says: Dec 13, 2013 5:42 PM

    If you think Scandrick wouldn’t start for some teams, remember that he completely shut Victor Cruz down (1 catch for 5 yds when in man coverage), a WR considered a good number 1 receiver.

    Scandrick is fiesty, versatile, and gets better every year. Glad to have him in the long term plans of this team

  11. brimab says: Dec 13, 2013 5:43 PM

    Yep, some of Jerry’s “best work” right there…

  12. drgreenstreak says: Dec 13, 2013 6:03 PM

    IllogicalNoise says: “Nice to know that Garcon will be running past Scandrick non-stop for the next several years.”

    Garcon will be on his way to the little boys room to retrieve RGIII so he can cheer on Kirk Cousins.

  13. jebsta16 says: Dec 13, 2013 6:09 PM

    Jerry would make the perfect modern politician, spend, spend, spend and never concern yourself with the future or the consequences. Sorry Jerry, unlike the government, you have a cap and constantly restructuring current deals in hopes that the debt will go away won’t work. This still leaves you near 30 mil in the hole for next season.

  14. pound30 says: Dec 13, 2013 6:12 PM

    As a Cowboy fan I have seen he has done pretty well this year. He has impressed me. He once impressed me when he was starting out and he did get a good beefy contract only to seem to struggle afterwards. Now he is playing like he did before he signed his last contract. I just hope he doesn’t start playing badly like he did after signing his extension the last time. To the people who say its the Cowboys throwing away money in a way this guy deserved it and it also gives some sort of relief to the cap so I’d say the risk is not very high on this deal. One of the few Dallas players that has stayed through a number of different coaches and sells very little jersey’s.

  15. stunzeed5 says: Dec 13, 2013 6:13 PM

    Players on that historically pathetic defense deserve a dime at most.

  16. tinopuno says: Dec 13, 2013 7:13 PM

    l0glcalv0icesays says:
    Nice to know that Garcon will be running past Scandrick non-stop for the next several years. #HailToTheRedskins #CowboysSuck #Redskins2014SuperBowlChampions

    To borrow a quote from Joseph Welch in finally dismissing the vile cretin that was Joseph McCarthy,

    “You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”

  17. timebandit24 says: Dec 13, 2013 7:26 PM


    You apparently have the same problem as jerry in that you speak before you have any idea what you are talking about. Signing this contract lowers his cap hit over next two years in addition to making him an acceptable loss next year or down the road splitting his salary as a post June 1 cut brings it below a million dollars. Go learn something about the salary cap before you try and bash a GM. Jerry is no good, but for crying out loud…get some sense

  18. chrisk61 says: Dec 13, 2013 7:41 PM

    as long as romo is their qb, cowboys aren’t going to win anything. everyone else in the nfc east knows it. we just laugh every yr the pundits pick dall to win the div.

    separate the hype from reality and you have a mediocre team at best.

    romo has won 1 playoff game right ?

  19. slick50ks says: Dec 13, 2013 8:06 PM

    This from the mind of the men that thought handing Brandon Carr 10 mil per was a good idea.

    There are 2-3 legit starters on this defense, tops. Scandrick sure as hell ain’t one of them.

  20. hockeyfan28 says: Dec 14, 2013 12:26 AM

    Like Orlando their corners are pretty good they just absolutely have no defensive line like their first three picks in the draft have to be front seven on defense

  21. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Dec 15, 2013 12:57 PM

    Only JJ would make sure he doesn’t lose memebers of the 32nd ranked pass defense in the NFL. Good grief.

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