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Orlando Scandrick "Temporarily Ends" Holdout, Talks Contract With Cowboys

The Cowboys' best corner over the last few years feels he's a little underpaid, and is seeking to rectify that.

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Clarence Hill of the Star Telegram reports that Orlando Scandrick is back in Dallas talking to the Cowboys.

Scandrick had not attended the first few weeks of the Cowboys' voluntary offseason program, and had raised some eyebrows in the process. Scandrick, who lives in Los Angeles, has easily been the best corner for the Cowboys over the last few years, but is set to make just $1.5 million in base salary this year. That’s a lot less than Brandon Carr ($8 million base) and Morris Claiborne ($2.6 million base) are set to make.

However, that low base is due, in part, to a renegotiated deal that saw him make a lot more in previous years, at least that's how Stephen Jones sees it.

"If something makes sense for us to add some years or do something, then we'll take a look at that," Jones said. "But we just re-did Orlando's contract a couple of years ago. 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."

In any case, Scandrick is in town, and the two sides are talking. The 28-year old Scandrick is signed through 2018 (and he'll be making $3 million per year in 2016-2018), so extending that contract may not be what the Cowboys are looking for, but they'll eventually iron out a solution that works for both sides.

But don't get your hopes up. Word is that this is just a business trip for Scandrick, who is expected to return to California shortly, and will not participate in the offseason program just yet.

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