Orlando Scandrick becomes the latest Dallas Cowboy to have his contract restructured.
ESPN’s Todd Archer is reporting that the organization will turn $4 million of Scandrick’s $5 million dollar base salary into a signing bonus. The move will create some cap space.
His defensive teammate, Sean Lee, also had his contract restructured today. Don Banks reported that Lee’s $2 million bonus he would get for playing 16 games has been changed to a $125,000 weekly roster bonus.
Scandrick signed a five-year $19 million contract in 2015 and missed the entire regular season with an ACL injury. The Cowboys are going to need him and Lee at full strength to have a repeat of 2014’s NFC East championship season.
Dallas was already down three defenders with starting linebacker Rolando McClain, starting defensive end Demarcus Lawrence and defensive end Randy Gregory all serving suspensions.
News got worse after the second preseason game when Tony Romo went down with was later was discovered to be a broken bone in his back.
It looks like the NFC East will be a four-team race again. Between four teams with glaring flaws and only one seasoned starting quarterback, Eli Mannign of the New York Giants. Perhaps the title will again be decided in a prime time week 17 Sunday Night Football matchup.