According to Archer, Scandrick is hopeful that the two sides can workout an agreement on a new contract by the end of the week.
Scandrick and his agent, Ron Slavin, met with the Cowboys last week regarding a reworked contract, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones even mentioned that he was optimistic they could get something worked out.
Scandrick has already missed the first phase of offseason workouts and has forfeited $500,000 in his base salary for not being attendance. Archer mentions that Scandrick can make up for this loss if they’re able to reach an agreement on a new deal.
Cowboys VP Stephen Jones, interestingly enough, said during an interview with 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] not too long ago that they just signed Scandrick to a new contract a few years ago, which seemed like they weren’t interested in broaching the subject again.
“He’s under contract, but not unlike a lot of players, they’d like to have more,” Jones said previously. “Orlando is under contract. If something makes sense for us to add some years or do something then we’ll take a look at that, but we just re-did Orlando’s contract a couple years ago and he’s been a really good football player for us.
Scandrick, 28, has been the Cowboys best cornerback in recent years and is grossly under paid for his level of play in terms of market value.
He still has another four years remaining on his six-year, $28.2 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed. Scandrick will make base salaries of $1.5 million (2015), and $3 million from 2016 – 2018.
In 2014, Scandrick appeared in 14 games and recorded 55 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, fourced fumbles, and nine pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 10 cornerback out of 110 qualifying players.