CB Scandrick agrees to new deal with Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick agreed to a contract extension worth $20 million through 2019.

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Orlando Scandrick on Friday agreed to a Cowboys contract extension that takes him through 2019 and pays him $20 million – a $9.5 million boost from his previous deal that was set to expire after 2018.

"I thank the Jones family," Scandrick tells 105.3 The Fan. "I’m grateful … it’s a blessing and I can’t put into words how appreciative I am of the Dallas Cowboys organization and the Jones family.

Scandrick was scheduled to make $1.5 million in 2015 on a deal reworked in 2013, but the Cowboys decided to reward their best cornerback after he skipped some voluntary offseason workouts while hoping for a new deal.

"If something makes sense for us to add some years or do something, then we’ll take a look at that," Cowboys COO Stephen Jones said last week, a hint at where negotiations might end up.

The Cowboys will continue to work to bolster the cornerback position, with the possibility of a reduced deal for Brandon Carr, the hope that Mo Claiborne’s torn patellar tendon is rehabbed in time for training camp an the belief that they have a gem in first-round rookie Byron Jones.