Friday, April 30, 2010
Cowboys WR Crayton wants trade
By Calvin Watkins
IRVING, Texas -- Wanting a trade, receiver Patrick Crayton has decided not to attend any more voluntary offseason workouts with the Dallas Cowboys until something can be worked out, according to his agent, Fred Lyles.
Crayton has requested a meeting with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, but that may not happen until next week. Lyles is hopeful he'll meet with Jones in the near future.
"We'll be in communication with all of our agents and players," Jones said Friday. "We will do the kinds of things we would normally do with our roster from here on out. ... His status is he's with the Cowboys and under contract."
Crayton and backup receiver Sam Hurd had asked to be traded after the Cowboys used their first-round pick in last week's draft on receiver Dez Bryant. There has been some interest in the receivers from other teams but apparently not enough for the Cowboys to warrant making a deal.
Although he will not show up for the voluntary workouts, Crayton will attend mandatory workouts at Valley Ranch.
Last season, Crayton had 37 catches for 622 yards with five touchdowns.
Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com. You can follow him on Twitter or leave a question for his weekly mailbag.