Cowboys Notes: Scandrick, Peterson, Carr

Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has temporarily ended his boycott and is in Dallas meeting with team brass about his contract situation, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram tweets. Scandrick is scheduled to earn just $1.5MM in base pay for 2015 and has been pushing for a new deal. Team EVP/COO Stephen Jones indicated late last month that he likely wouldn’t cave on the request, but today’s meeting could lead to a compromise between the two sides. Here’s more out of Dallas..

  • In today’s mailbag, a reader asks Bob Sturm of The Dallas Morning News why the Cowboys passed on selecting a running back in this year’s draft. While from the outside it may seem like the Cowboys’ inaction is a sign that they’re happy with their stable of running backs, Sturm hears that’s not the case at all from people inside the organization. Sturm goes round-by-round from the first round all the way to the fifth round and explains that their top tailback targets were off the board at every turn.
  • Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant told that he would love to play with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, but he’s also not holding his breath. “The Vikings not lettin’ that happen, ’cause if they did, the league would know what would happen,” Bryant said. “That man is a monster.” Peterson, privately and publicly, has indicated that he would like to play for the Cowboys, but a trade to Dallas doesn’t seem terribly likely at this point for a number of reasons.
  • Todd Archer of ran down the Cowboys’ options when it comes to Brandon Carr. Archer writes that although some people view Byron Jones as solid insurance for the Cowboys in dealing with Carr, it doesn’t really diminish how much he’s needed, especially in the wake of Morris Claiborne‘s injury.
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