It’s been a long week for Orlando Scandrick.
Four days later, Orlando got his wish. ESPN’s Josina Anderson has reported that the Cowboys are set to release the 10-year cornerback.
I’m told the #Cowboys have informed CB Orlando Scandrick he will be released, per source.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 17, 2018
Scandrick had a solid Cowboys career. He played corner for them for a decade, for goodness sake.
Think back to 2008. It was a simpler time. Dallas had two first-round picks to play with and chose to use one on a cornerback that they hoped to get a decade out of, Mike Jenkins (the other pick was Felix Jones... sigh). That didn’t work.
Orlando fought for everything he ever got in Dallas, though. He made do, talked a little, and in 2014 reached the pinnacle of his career with the Cowboys (after serving a suspension to start the season, mind you).
Scandrick is 31-years-old and now will seemingly be free to negotiate a deal with another team. There have been reports for the last year or so that the Cowboys discussed sending him to New Orleans in a deal that would involve Kenny Vaccaro, maybe that’s where Scandrick ends up.
Whatever the case, the veteran of the Cowboys secondary is now gone. It’s a new era in the defensive backfield, one that Kris Richard can hopefully make into something special.