Dallas Cowboys Morning Links: Analyzing The Scandrick Deal And More


In this Saturday edition of Morning Links, the Dallas Cowboys cave in to the contract demands of veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick. Plus a former Cowboys player gets released from prison after three years. All that and much, much more as we dive into the best Cowboys news from around the web for this morning.

Scandrick Agrees To One-Year, $9.5 Million Contract Extension by David Helman, DallasCowboys.com

"“The Cowboys’ cornerback situation came into clearer focus on Friday, as the club resolved its contract negotiations with Orlando Scandrick. Scandrick signed a one-year extension worth $9.5 million, according to multiple reports. The extension gives him an overall deal of five years, worth $20 million in total. The news comes several weeks after it was first apparent that Scandrick was unhappy with his contract, which was set to pay him just $1.5 million in 2015 despite two years of high-level play at his position…”"

Press corner? How Orlando Scandrick used leverage to get extension from Cowboys by Rainer Sabin, The Dallas Morning News

"“Spend time around Orlando Scandrick and an impression of him quickly crystallizes. Inside the Cowboys locker room, he is one of the biggest personalities. He is confident and at times brash — traits that have helped transform him from a fifth-round pick out of Boise State into a valuable player with a sustained NFL career. Throughout the season, the eighth-year veteran holds court with reporters, shooting down questions he deems stupid while taking contrarian stances on even the most innocuous subjects. But in these heated dialogues, the cornerback routinely makes some convincing points, because..”"

 Sifting through meaning of Orlando Scandrick deal by Todd Archer, ESPNDallas.com

"“Teams in the NFL like to have it both ways when it comes to their world of non-guaranteed contracts. If a player is underperforming, then they will ask that player to take a cut in pay. If a player is outperforming his contract, they like to say a player is under contract. In agreeing to a new deal with cornerback Orlando Scandrick on Friday, the Dallas Cowboys showed they are willing to work with one of their core players who is expected to be around for the long term…”"

With ‘Fantastic’ Romo, Staubach Says Cowboys Ready To Make 1990s-Like Run by Nick Eatman, DallasCowboys.com

"“Taking snaps in the shotgun, firing passes all over the field, Roger Staubach was in his comfort zone again this week. Even though this was just a flag football event, benefiting the Wounded Warriors Amputees, Staubach always plays to win, even during special occasions such as this. Staubach led his team during the Wounded Warriors vs. NFL Alumni of Texas flag football game at Dallas Jesuit High School. The game featured former Cowboys greats such as…”"

Eddie George: Why Cowboys should have given DeMarco Murray his money by SportsDayDFW.com

"“Former NFL running back Eddie George joined KRLD-FM 105.3. Here are some highlights. On the Cowboys offensive line and running backs – Eddie George: I thought that DeMarco Murray took a lot of pressure off of Tony Romo last year and that was the reason they went that deep in the playoffs last year. They were a bad call away from being in the NFC Championship Game. When you have a guy that can do it all, have the speed, the explosiveness, really beat you up in between the tackles, that type of mentality…”"

Former Dallas Cowboy out of prison after serving 3 years for mortgage fraud by Ben Lane, HousingWire.com

"“A former Dallas Cowboys player is out of federal prison after serving three years for taking part in a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme. Eugene Lockhart, who played linebacker for the Cowboys from 1984 to 1990 before spending the last two years of his career with the New England Patriots, was convicted of mortgage fraud in 2012 and sentenced to 54 months in prison, but is now free after three years…”"

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