Cowboys Could Part With Crayton

Patrick Crayton's six-year stint with the Dallas Cowboys may come to an end this week.

The 31-year old wide receiver is the team's fourth receiver, doesn't appear to be in the mix as a punt returner, and is set to make $4.5 million over the next two seasons, including $2 million in 2010. Crayton has seen the writing the wall, asking for a trade earlier this off-season and skipping most of the team's voluntary OTA sessions.

"I don't worry about things I can't control," Crayton told the Dallas Morning News this week. "All I can do is keep preparing and be ready for whatever happens."

As cold as it may be, Crayton's age and salary may both be too much for the Cowboys to keep as the team's #4 wide receiver. The Cowboys seem high on Kevin Ogletree, a second-year undrafted free agent from Virginia, and they're scheduled to pay Sam Hurd, a 6-3, 208-pound restricted free agent who led the team in special teams tackles in 2009 and leads the team in receiving this summer, a $1.759 million base salary.

ESPN's Tim MacMahon makes a compelling case for keeping Crayton.

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