The Dallas Cowboys hope that Orlando Scandrick will agree to a reworked deal after both sides met Tuesday. Ron Slavin, Scandrick's agent, attended the meeting and Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones admitted that nothing was finalized.
“We would like to get something satisfactorily worked out with him,” Jones said, as ESPN.com reported. "Hopefully we can get something worked out that can be in the best interest of the Cowboys and also accommodate what he needs to do. We didn’t get anything done, but we certainly are talking about it.”
The veteran cornerback is not taking part in the current Cowboys’ offseason program and it has already cost him $500,000, ESPN reported. However, a new potential long-term deal could make up for that lost money if Scandrick agrees on a reworked deal.
In the 2014 preseason, the NFL suspended Scandrick for four games for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, but the suspension was later reduced to two games. He missed the first two games of the 2014 regular season and returned as a starting cornerback for the next 14 games. Scandrick has had two previous extended deals with the Cowboys, a contract extension in 2011 after his rookie deal and another extension in 2013.
Scandrick, who played college football at Boise State, has been with the Cowboys from 2008 to 2014. The 28-year-old will be entering his eighth NFL season later this year.
Last season, Scandrick emerged as the squad’s top cornerback. He was credited with 55 combined tackles, one sack and two interceptions. For his career, Scandrick has logged 322 tackles, 9.5 sacks and seven interceptions.
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