Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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Orlando Scandrick was given a new contract before Mike Jenkins did.At the time, Scandrick was a valuable nickel corner, and had shown the potential that could justify the contract he signed.Now, he is an overpaid cornerback who is fourth on the depth chart, barring injury.In the offseason, Jerry Jones made all the right moves by acquiring one of the top CBs on the market, then trading up for Morris Claiborne, who they could start for a relatively cheap price.In doing so, he alienated Mike Jenkins, a player who was expecting to land his second contract, the contract where players tend to get paid best.Brandon Carr has a five-year deal at market price, somewhere between $5 million and $10 million a year depending on how many incentives he hits. Morris Claiborne is signed for four years with a fifth year option, at about $1.5 million a year. Most of what he got out of his contract came in the $10 million signing bonus, which is prorated for the duration of his contract and puts his cap...
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