All is well between cornerback Orlando Scandrick and the Dallas Cowboys after the two sides came to terms Friday on a contract extension and a bump in pay.
Scandrick, who boycotted the first four weeks of the off-season program because he was unhappy about his contract, returned on Monday with the promise of a new deal.
The Cowboys held up their end of the bargain, signing Scandrick to a one-year contract extension and $9.5 million in new money.
“I thank the Jones family and my agent. I’m grateful,” Scandrick said Friday. “I can’t put into words how appreciative I am of the Dallas Cowboys organization and the Jones family.”
He is now signed through 2019 and will get $4 million guaranteed in 2015 instead of the $1.5 million per his previous deal.
He will also get $5 million in 2016 instead of $3 million per his previous deal. The Cowboys have the option of turning the $5 million into a bonus.
With Scandrick secured, the Cowboys are turning their attention to cornerback Brandon Carr’s contract.
He is due to make $8 million in 2015 and owner Jerry Jones said that reducing Carr’s base salary is one of the team’s remaining off-season priorities.
The Cowboys’ want Carr on the roster, but they don’t believe he has lived up to the five-year, $50.2 million contract he signed in 2012.
Carr’s agent, Ben Dogra, has said in the past that he has no interest in taking a pay cut.
The question is will the Cowboys release the veteran cornerback on June 1 if he doesn’t agree to an adjustment?
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