The Cowboys' release of Orlando Scandrick was made official over the weekend, ending his 10-year stint with the Cowboys. It didn't take long for him to move, agreeing to terms with the rival Redskins. Scandrick's new deal is reportedly worth a maximum of $10 million over 2 years.
This comes less than 24 hours after Scandrick posted a heartfelt goodbye to Cowboys Nation:
Since getting drafted in 2008, Scandrick has 422 career tackles, 11.5 sacks and 63 pass breakups. In the 125 games he played, he only had eight interceptions - one of which was against Washington in 2013. Interestingly enough though, when he did have an interception, Dallas was a perfect 8-0. Last season, Scandrick scooped up a blocked field goal and returned it 86 yards to set up a game-changing touchdown in a road win over the Redskins.
Now, Scandrick will face the Cowboys twice a year. In addition, the fans who have rooted for him throughout his entire NFL career will be rooting against him. Meanwhile, the team will shift focus to its young secondary including 2017 rookies Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis, who stepped up amid Scandrick's injury absence last season.