Cowboys hopeful of deal with Orlando Scandrick

GRAPEVINE, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys would like to get a reworked contract done with Orlando Scandrick a day after meeting with the cornerback who has yet to show up to the offseason program.

“We would like to get something satisfactorily worked out with him,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones said at the team’s sponsorship golf tournament. “ … 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.”

Scandrick was set to make $1.5 million this year as part of a deal the Cowboys reworked in 2013 that guaranteed him $9 million. By not taking part in the offseason program so far, Scandrick will lose out on $500,000 but would more than make up for that with a new deal.

Scandrick and his agent, Ron Slavin, met with the Cowboys Tuesday morning and the hope is something can be worked to where Scandrick will begin working out with the team as soon as next week.

Scandrick is scheduled to make $3 million a year from 2016-18 on his current deal. He is the third-highest paid cornerback on the Cowboys’ roster behind Brandon Carr ($8 million) and Morris Claiborne ($2.6 million) but the team’s best cornerback.

“I don’t want to speculate our business,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “I don’t like to do anything like that. We did talk about that. He’s under contract and he should be in here working with his teammates. He’s a competitor and I think the world of Orlando. I also understand any player in terms of what their thoughts are, respect them, but at the same time he’s under contract to the Dallas Cowboys and in my opinion he should be out there working with us.”