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Orlando Scandrick finally returns to Dallas Cowboys for contract talks

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The Dallas Cowboys have had an up and down off-season to say the very least.

The Cowboys had to choose between giving a new contract to star men DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant. The Cowboys ultimately chose Bryant, sticking the All-Pro wide receiver with a franchise tag, leaving Murray to head off to the Philadelphia Eagles for pastures new.

Another influential Cowboy player that could have left along with Murray is Orlando Scandrick, with the cornerback holding out on Dallas in order to receive a shiny new contract.

The 28-year old has been refusing to turn up to the Cowboys off-season conditioning workouts as he has now realised that he is worth way more than the $1.5million he is scheduled to make in 2015 despite being Dallas' number one cornerback.

But now, according to a report from Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, after a week or so of holding out on the Cowboys, Scandrick has decided to return to Dallas to begin talks on a new deal.

Cowboys COO Stephen Jones, son of owner and general manager Jerry Jones, addressed the situation in late April after Scandrick did not show up to the Cowboys training facilities.

“He’s under contract, but not unlike a lot of players, they’d like to have more,” Jones said at the time. “Orlando is under contract. If something makes sense for us to add some years or do something then we’ll take a look at that, but we just re-did Orlando’s contract a couple years ago and he’s been a really good football player for us."

"He’s a leader on this team, and we certainly need him out here. In my mind, he should be out here right now, working out.”

Scandrick started in 14 games last season picking up 55 combined tackles and two interceptions earning recognition for his excellent performances by being named a Pro Football Focus All-Pro.


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