Joining in the NFL ranking party is The Pigskin, who compiled a list of all four NFC East teams’ starting defensive backs; ranking them based on a tiered structure. Each tier cascades from elite level of play to what TP feels are DBs who should have to relinquish their position atop the depth chart. Here is where the Cowboys’ players landed, and the explanation thereof: Tier 2 – “Strong Starters” Orlando Scandrick, cornerback, Dallas Cowboys Scandrick missed the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL, but in 2014, he emerged as one of the NFL’s elite slot cornerbacks. He was already an above-average starter in 2013, but he was easily one of the 10 best cornerbacks in the NFL after 2014 was over with.
The Redskins are officially on the clock. The organization has 17 days left to reach an agreement with Kirk Cousins on a contract extension before the quarterback's 2016 franchise tag locks in. The tag would guarantee Cousins a $19.95 million contract for one year, and ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter believes the Redskins are going to have to pay up. Reaching a deal before the July 15 deadline is "too difficult to do," Schefter told ESPN 980AM on Wednesday, via the Washington Post. Schefter speculates that the 27-year-old will play under the tag and —in essence — bet on himself this season, while earning nearly $20 million in the process. Why? "If [Cousins] comes in a plays well this year,"