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.