Cowboys to release cornerback Orlando Scandrick

The Dallas Cowboys will release cornerback Orlando Scandrick, reports Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.

What It Means:

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett informed Scandrick that the team would be letting him go on Monday. The 31-year-old had requested his release and will become a free agent after spending nine seasons with the franchise. Byron Jones is expected to be converted to corner and is a candidate to take over for the veteran.

This past season, Scandrick ranked outside Pro Football Focus' top-100 corners as he tallied just 32 tackles and 3 passes defensed in 11 games.