The Cowboys restructured the contract of cornerback Orlando Scandrick, Todd Archer of ESPN.com tweets. To carve out some additional breathing room, Dallas turned $4MM of Scandrick’s $5MM base salary into a signing bonus.
The Cowboys are hoping for big production from Scandrick after an ACL tear robbed him of his 2015 season. In the year prior, Scandrick ranked as the tenth-best cornerback in the NFL out of 108 qualified players, according to Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics. According to PFF’s data, quarterbacks completed 74.3% of their passes into Scandrick’s coverage, but those completions averaged just 9.9 yards, and the Cowboys’ corner didn’t allow a touchdown in his 14 games in ’14. For the year, he recorded 63 tackles and grabbed a pair of interceptions.
Thanks to an extension signed in 2015, Scandrick is under contract with Dallas through 2019.
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