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September 3, 2010 8:10 PM

Cowboys Reward Cry-Baby Crayton With Trade

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By now you may have heard that the Dallas Cowboys have traded wide receiver Patrick Crayton to the San Diego Chargers for a seventh-round pick in next years draft. You may remember that Crayton was not so happy when the Cowboys decided to draft Dez Bryant this past year. That's because Bryant is a special talent, and Crayton must have realized it was just a matter of time before he moved ahead of him on the depth chart.

It wasn't long before that scenario came to fruition, and it seemed to turn Crayton into a pouting baby. He publicly voiced his discontent with the the Cowboys organization picking Bryant and it was never more apparent than when he decided to sit out OTA's and mini-camp this year. While he may have thought he was proving some sort of point with those actions, it clearly backfired as Bryant only more securely tightened his spot as one of the teams top three receivers while Crayton slowly faded from the starting spot he once held.

However, in what was a move that surely delighted Crayton, Dallas traded him to the Chargers. Some people said Crayton believed the Cowboys were trying to sabotage his NFL career, but this move shows that couldn't be further from the truth. Not only do the Chargers lack WR depth, but they also have a pretty solid quarterback. Not to mention they're also a yearly playoff contender. It's not like Dallas shipped Crayton off to Buffalo or something. He's actually got a solid chance to produce for a team that could do some damage in the playoffs.

All of this of course seems crazy to me, because it's almost like Dallas is rewarding him for being a big sissy about losing his starting gig. Dallas basically gets nothing in return for the trade, so it comes across as a move to strictly show Crayton they have no hard feelings towards him. With WR Vincent Jackson still holding out it's looking more and more like San Diego will need help at wide out. While Crayton will serve that role just fine for them, it seems unfair that he gets his way, while proven vets like Laveranues Coles get cut during the preseason.

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