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REPORT: Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick Has Requested Release

has requested to be released by the , according to a from 's Todd Archer. The veteran has been with the team since 2008, when he was drafted in the fifth round.

Archer's report can be found here:

The end of Scandrick's run in Dallas comes as no surprise. He had fallen behind the youth movement at cornerback with Jourdan Lewis, Chidobe Awuzie, and all arriving in the last two seasons. Now with talk that may move back to CB, there's just not place for Orlando.

Unfortunately for the Cowboys, releasing Scandrick doesn't provide any great relief.

If Dallas cuts Scandrick outright, they will get back about $1.4 million from his $5.3-million cap hit in 2018. If they make him a June-1st cut, the cap relief increases to $3 million and pushes $1.6 million of dead money into 2019.

If not for all their younger options, the Cowboys might have elected to stick with Orlando for one more season. But given what they already have at corner, Dallas was likely planning to release him even before this request.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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Travis Diggs

They tried last draft to trade him, its being coming for a while no real surprise, Marquez White next up at bat, u should of been on the roster last year anyway


Dallas needs to wake up and realize EVERY Free Agent will see how you treat your own existing players

Jess Haynie

That is hardly an issue for the Cowboys, who if anything are overly loyal and have always rewarded their players with big new contracts. What’s happening with Scandrick is business as usual in the NFL.


He cant stay on the field, sorry but time to go.

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