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Orlando Scandrick agrees to new deal with Cowboys

The cornerback will remain in Dallas through 2019.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

An important piece of the Cowboys' secondary will remain in Dallas through 2019. According to the Dallas Morning News, Orlando Scandrick has agreed to an extension that adds one year and $9.5 million to his contract.

Scandrick was a no-show during the Cowboys' voluntary workouts earlier this offseason, a decision aimed at pushing the team towards extending his deal. The strategy worked, and now the cornerback will see his $1.5 million pay for 2015 bumped up to $4 million fully guaranteed. Scandrick will also earn $5 million next season, up from $3 million.

With Scandrick back in the fold, the Cowboys have their preferred starting defensive backs under contract through at least 2016. It's a relatively young group, too; all four key players at the position will be under 30 years old throughout the upcoming season.

Over the last two seasons, Scandrick has played in 30 of a possible 32 regular season games. He has accumulated four interceptions, three forced fumbles and three sacks during that span.