Dallas Cowboys Morning Links: Scandrick Returns, Lawrence Inside


In this Wednesday edition of Morning Links, the Dallas Cowboys talk defensive line and the possibility of second-year defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence kicking inside some this season. Plus veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick returns to Dallas, but it’s not to practice. All that and much, much more as we dive into the best Cowboys news from around the web for this morning.

Orlando Scandrick comes back to Dallas to talk contract by Darin Gantt, Pro Football Talk

"“Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has been away from offseason workouts, in hopes of getting a new deal from the team. But perhaps watching them use their first draft pick on a cornerback made him re-think his position. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Scandrick has “temporarily ended his holdout” and has come to town to talk about a new contract…”"

Stephen Jones: DeMarcus Lawrence, Ryan Russell could play DT; why Texas’ Malcom Brown didn’t fit by Jon Machota, The Dallas Morning News

"“The defensive tackle position is one of the most misunderstood aspects of Rod Marinelli’s 4-3 defensive scheme. Many were left scratching their heads when the Cowboys passed on Sharrif Floyd early in the 2013 draft. Under Marinelli’s guidance, Dallas usually doesn’t put first-round value on the position. But it was a surprise to some that the Cowboys did not select a defensive tackle with any of their eight picks in this year’s draft. When Dallas was on the clock with the 27th pick in the first round, some were hoping the Cowboys would take Texas’ Malcom Brown, who went to New England five picks later…”"

Scout’s Eye: More Rookie Minicamp Workout Players To Consider by Bryan Broaddus, DallasCowboys.com

"“Below are scouting reports of four more weekend workout players from the Cowboys’ rookie minicamp this past weekend: Brandon Bridge, QB, South Alabama – Really winds up to throw the ball. Buggy whip type of an arm. Can throw the backside slant or the vertical “9” route. The longer he has to throw the ball down the field the better chance he has of making the play. Can throw the ball on the line. There are throws where you see his receivers have to work to catch it. Looks like he throws to spots more than trying to hit the receiver.”"

Cowboys have a good problem heading into OTAs by Brandon George, The Dallas Morning News

"“Dallas Cowboys beat writer Brandon George hosted a chat Tuesday to talk all things football. Here are some of the highlights: Question: Do you think the Cowboys get off to a quick start this year? Some of the more important playoff tiebreakers will be determined in the first half of the year. It’s actually a little disappointing the schedulers went away from finishing the season with division foes.George: They have a tough schedule in the first half of the season with games against Seattle, New England, at New Orleans and at Philadelphia. So that won’t be an easy run to the midway point. I think they have a more favorable schedule in November…”"

Finally Healthy, DT Chris Whaley Hopes To Prove Redshirt Year Paid Off by David Helman, DallasCowboys.com

"“It’s been a long wait for Chris Whaley, but his rookie season is finally underway. Yes, technically speaking, the Madisonville, Texas, native has been in the NFL and on the Cowboys’ roster for more than a year now. But thanks to an untimely ACL injury during his senior season at Texas, Whaley has played just as many snaps as the rest of the rookie class that reported to Valley Ranch last weekend. “I feel like a rookie,” Whaley said on Saturday. “I didn’t play any all last year, so I know I have to prove myself and show what I can do.”"

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