Dallas Cowboys Morning Links: Scandrick To Return, Witten Speaks Up


In this Monday edition of Morning Links, the Dallas Cowboys are expected to get one of their veteran corners back in-house as contract talks heat up. And All-Pro tight end Jason Witten speaks up on a varied amount of team-related topics. All that and much, much more as we dive into the best Cowboys news from around the web for this morning.

Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick set to report for workouts Monday by Todd Archer, ESPNDallas.com

"“When the Dallas Cowboys get back to work Monday in their offseason program, cornerback Orlando Scandrick will be on hand for the first time with hopes of getting a new deal by the end of the week. Scandrick and his agent, Ron Slavin, met with the Cowboys last week in an effort to get a reworked contract. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he was optimistic the sides could work something out. The Cowboys are in the second week of Phase 2 of the offseason program that includes on-field teaching sessions with the coaching staff…”"

Jason Witten: Romo and I can play 4-5 more seasons by Kevin Patra, NFL.com

"“The future has been on the minds of many who wear a Dallas Cowboys jersey. With Tony Romo turning 35 last month, he’s coming down the stretch on the back nine of his career and the Super Bowl aspirations are becoming urgent. That was the reason Romo implored Jerry Jones to bring back DeMarco Murray before free agency. There is no question that the ground-and-pound style the Cowboys employed with Murray last year helped Romo to his best season in years. Speaking on Sunday, 33-year-old tight end Jason Witten was asked whether he and Romo have another four or five seasons together in Dallas…”"

Cue the hunt for the recently voided spot of Cowboys do-it-all by Brandon George, The Dallas Morning News

"“The Cowboys’ quest to find a replacement for the all-important Dwayne Harris began in earnest a week ago with the addition of five undrafted receivers at the club’s rookie minicamp. Harris was three players in one for the Cowboys. He was the team’s fourth wide receiver, top return man for punts and kickoffs and leading tackler on special teams in 2014. But Harris will play for the rival Giants next season, signing a five-year, $17.5 million contract in March…”"

Jason Witten not worried about Dez Bryant by Josh Alper, Pro Football Talk

"“The Cowboys and wide receiver Dez Bryant haven’t been able to reach agreement on a long-term deal to this point in the offseason, which means that Bryant has not been taking part in practice with the rest of the team’s veterans. He has been around the team’s facility, however. Bryant was there Friday to talk to the team’s rookies and he’s met with head coach Jason Garrett, which has kept any acrimony from creeping into the relationship at this point. It’s also left tight end Jason Witten confident that Bryant will hit the ground running whenever he does return to practice…”"

How the Cowboys could possibly live without CB Brandon Carr by Tim Cowlishaw, The Dallas Morning News

"“SportsDay columnist Tim Cowlishaw, author of Drunk on Sports and co-host of “The Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley” on KESN-FM 103.3, hosted a chat Thursday to talk all things sports. Here are some of the highlights: Question: It appears that Carr’s agent, Tom Condon, is playing the chicken game with Jerry, and I think Carr goes out the gate. He will be working this fall but for another team at pretty much the $8 million because there is a shortage or quality DBs. I hope the ‘Boys have someone on the bench who can play DB…”"

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