When the Cowboys drafted Orlando Scandrick in 2008, he was the other corner taken.
Mike Jenkins, of the first-round hype, was the man everybody got excited about, but it was Orlando that lasted a decade with the Cowboys at a legitimately high level. It appears that this run could be over, though. Dallas will reportedly cut or trade him this offseason.
Stephen Jones said CB Orlando Scandrick will likely be cut or traded— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) February 27, 2018
This is awfully... direct? Tell us how you really feel, Stephen.
The Cowboys reportedly shopped Orlando Scandrick during last season’s draft when they also drafted multiple cornerbacks. While they denied that rumor about Scandrick and nothing ultimately came of it, it seems that his time in Dallas was indeed running on fumes.
Back at the tail end of last season, after it all but ended against the Seahawks on Christmas Eve, Scandrick posted a cryptic Instagram post that signaled he knew his time in Dallas was up. The writing has been on the wall.
A Scandrick release would leave the Cowboys with Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, Anthony Brown, and apparently Byron Jones as their top cornerbacks. That’s a solid group, but it still would hurt to see Scandrick go.
Of course, this will all likely end in a release. No NFL team is seeing this and saying to themselves that they need to trade for a guy the Cowboys are prepared to lose. One swift release would be all that’s left.
If it comes to pass, fare thee well, 32.