So far, the 2017 NFL offseason has not been overly kind to the Dallas Cowboys as they lost a number of players via free agency, and now, they’re angering the veterans they have left on their roster. After a pretty successful draft, the Cowboys are in the middle of their offseason workouts, and they’re still wondering who will start in their defensive secondary. As they do this, though, they have now angered and alienated veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick due to trade rumors.
It is no surprise to anyone and everyone that the Cowboys have seen their secondary absolutely decimated due to free agency. Cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr are gone. Safeties J.J. Wilcox and Barry Church have also departed Dallas.
Once that happened, the Cowboys were left with second-year cornerback Anthony Brown and Orlando Scandrick as the only established names to guide their defense. Now, the Cowboys have gone and done exactly what they shouldn’t have, and that offended one of those players.
According to Fan Rag Sports, trade rumors have started swirling around the Cowboys’ offseason workouts, and they are all about Orlando Scandrick. The rumors started up during the 2017 NFL Draft and only strengthened as more defensive backs were chosen for Dallas’ upcoming rookie class.
CB Orlando Scandrick was back working with Cowboys for Phase 2 of the off season program. Miffed about trade rumor but being professional
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) May 2, 2017
After the Cowboys had selected defensive end Taco Charlton in the first round, their next two selections were used on cornerbacks. First, they chose Chidobe Awuzie from Colorado, and then they took Jourdan Lewis from Michigan. Both men are expected to compete for starting jobs after the secondary was depleted over the last two months.
That wasn’t all, though, as the Cowboys also drafted Florida State cornerback Marquez White in the sixth round. Along with the rookies, the Cowboys have a large number of defensive backs on the roster, but very few of them have any kind of serious NFL experience.
Except for Orlando Scandrick, that is. According to The Landry Hat, with the current players on the roster, this is the youngest secondary in the recent history of the Cowboys. It is also the youngest secondary in the entire NFL, and it looks as if a couple of rookies have a great chance at starting in 2017.