30-Year-Old Cornerback – Dallas Cowboys
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Scandrick took over a starting spot at cornerback for the Cowboys last season, recording 55 tackles, two INTs and a sack in 14 games. He's better suited to working out of the slot than on the outside ...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 6
Orlando Scandrick Contract Information:
Agreed to a restructured contract with the Cowboys in May of 2015. The deal runs through 2019.
Scandrick underwent successful surgery Thursday to repair his torn ACL and MCL, the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Orlando Scandrick: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)This was widely anticipated after Scandrick was carted off the field during Tuesday's practice, and now the worst-case scenario has been confirmed. He was the best player in the Cowboys' secondary and now it looks like Morris Claiborne will be asked to step into the gaping hole left by Scandrick's absence.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Scandrick briefly skipped voluntary workouts in protest of a contract that pays him far below his market value, but he eventually decided to join his teammates in Dallas while negotiating with management. It doesn't appear that negotiations were too tenuous, and Scandrick should be back as a starter this season, even after the Cowboys drafted Byron Jones in the first round. Between Scandrick and Dez Bryant, the Cowboys have vocal leader on both sides of the ball.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Scandrick, who is seeking a new contract, had been staying away from the Cowboys' facility, since team workouts began on April 20. His plans to join team workouts hint at progress on that front, with Archer suggesting that the cornerback could have a deal worked out by the end the coming week.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Scandrick has been working out on his own in California, as he's displeased with his current contract situation. He's slated for a base salary of just $1.5 million in 2015, following a 2014 campaign in which he was the Cowboys' most reliable cornerback. Assuming an in-season holdout is avoided, Scandrick figures to enter Week 1 as a starter, even after the Cowboys drafted Byron Jones in the first round.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Scandrick surpassed Mo Claiborne on the depth chart last season, starting 15 games and putting up decent numbers (64 tackles, two INTs and two sacks). A healthy Claiborne could regain his starting role, so don't expect a repeat of that IDP performance, but even as the Cowboys' third corner Scandrick will be a valuable part of their secondary.
Veteran slot cornerback provides a steady inside presence for the Cowboys defense, but Scandrick has very limited IDP value.
"Backup" cornerback specializes in slot coverage, a role that gives him almost as many snaps as the starters given the number of three-wide sets around the NFL these days. Scandrick's steady, but he's not special.
Scandrick was a little more active out of the slot in the pass rush but otherwise his development seemed to stall, and the Cowboys will be looking for a better performance from him in 2011.
Taken in the fifth round in 2008 Scandrick proved to be a steal, matching first-round pick Mike Jenkins in performance. If Scandrick wins the competition for a starting spot between the two in camp, he has the skill set to be an IDP surprise.
Rookie will provide secondary and special teams depth if he sticks.