Dallas Cowboys Morning Links: Scandrick Deal, Running Back Panic Mode
In this Thursday edition of Morning Links, the Dallas Cowboys appear to be ready to negotiate a new deal with veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick. And should Dallas be in panic mode concerning their running back position? All that and much, much more as we dive into the best Cowboys news from around the web for this morning.
Cowboys hopeful of deal with Orlando Scandrick by Todd Archer, ESPNDallas.com
"“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..”"
Panic mode: Cowboys, Bills among teams with huge roster holes to fill by Chris Burke, SI.com
"“The main wave of free agency has come and gone. The 2015 draft is in the books. While general managers will continue to tweak their roster well into the regular season, most of the critical moves have been made. Where does that leave the teams that failed (or chose not to) address apparent trouble spots, and how worried should those teams be? Dallas Cowboys: Running back – After letting DeMarco Murray walk this offseason, the Cowboys did nothing to replace him outside of signing the ever-disappointing Darren McFadden. Which means they must feel pretty good about their current RB crop of McFadden, Joseph Randle, Ryan Williams and Lance Dunbar? Well …”"
La’el Collins Back With Cowboys, Working Into Offseason Program by David Helman, DallasCowboys.com
"“He wasn’t allowed to participate in last weekend’s rookie minicamp, but La’el Collins is back with the Cowboys and working in the team’s offseason program. “He’s no different than anybody else now,” said Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones at the team’s annual golf outing on Wednesday. That sentence undoubtedly sounds good to Collins, who took an unprecedented road through undrafted free agency to become the newest member of the Cowboys’ offensive line. After signing with the team last Thursday, an obscure note in the NFL CBA made him ineligible to participate in the Cowboys’ three-day rookie minicamp, forcing him to return home to Louisiana instead…”"
Despite loss of DeMarco Murray, Jerry Jones says Cowboys run game is better by Jon Machota, The Dallas Morning News
"“DeMarco Murray’s heir apparent could be on the Cowboys’ current roster. Then again, that player might be added at a later date. Although the Cowboys continue to say how much they like Darren McFadden, Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams, they haven’t closed the door on adding another veteran running back. But sitting where they are today, Jerry Jones says the Cowboys running game is already better than it was a year ago when Murray rushed for a franchise record 1,845 yards…”"
With RB Roles Undecided, Ryan Williams Seeks Opportunity To Showcase Skills by Rob Phillips, DallasCowboys.com
"“Like the rest of the team, Ryan Williams isn’t sure exactly how the Cowboys’ running back rotation will shake out this offseason. He’s just looking for an opportunity to take some of the carries DeMarco Murray left behind when he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. “I think everybody will have a great chance to show what they can do, and it’ll go from there,” Williams said Wednesday at the team’s Annual Sponsor Appreciation Golf Classic. “I never had a chance to run behind that O-Line last year, so hopefully I get an opportunity this year and I think that’ll help my chances showing everybody what I’m really capable of doing…”"