Hurd wants to remain with Cowboys

June, 12, 2010
IRVING, Texas -- At April's NFL draft, the agent for Sam Hurd, Ian Greengross, requested a trade for his client after the team selected wide receiver Dez Bryant.

Hurd missed some portions of the organized team activities but later returned and has attended the first two days of the mandatory minicamps at Valley Ranch.

After Saturday's practice, Hurd said he's softened his stance on trade demands.

"They are giving me enough reps to prove myself," Hurd said. "I want to play for the Cowboys and my agent knows I love playing in Dallas."

Hurd is fighting several players for five possibly six wide receiver spots. As it stands today, Miles Austin, Roy Williams, Kevin Ogletree and Bryant have assured spots. Patrick Crayton, Manuel Johnson, Jesse Holley, Titus Ryan and Hurd are battling for the final wide receiver position. What gives players an edge at this position, is playmaking ability and if playing special teams.

Hurd led the Cowboys with 19 special teams tackles last year.

"Eat, that's all I think about," Hurd said regarding his status. "I'm just working as hard as I can to make sure we have good competition. I want the guy ahead of me to get better and the guy behind me to get better."
Calvin Watkins joined in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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