Cowboys trade Patrick Crayton to San Diego Chargers for 7th-Round Pick
Jason LaCanfora is reporting the Cowboys have agreed to send wide receiver Patrick Crayton to the Chargers for a seventh-round draft pick.
Yesterday, I gave you five reasons the Cowboys should keep Crayton, but apparently his $2 million salary was too much for the Cowboys to handle. To me, the Cowboys are a better team with Crayton than without him, regardless of his contract.
Now, the team could be in some trouble if either Miles Austin, Roy Williams, or Dez Bryant gets injured. None of those players have much experience in the slot either, although Austin and Bryant have the skill set to benefit from moving inside in three-receiver sets.
The seventh-rounder Dallas received as compensation for Crayton shows that they probably would have released Crayton had they not found a trade partner.
More to come, including an update on my 53-man roster projection.
**UPDATE: Dallas will receive a sixth-rounder as compensation if Crayton catches 40+ balls in San Diego.
**UPDATE No. 2: The Cowboys have also traded Pat McQuistan to Miami. One of our Twitter followers has informed us the trade is for a gift card to Chili’s.
In all seriousness, I am hearing the teams will swap seventh-rounders. I’m not sure what would happen if Dallas ends up with a better seventh-rounder than Miami, but McQuistan will likely do everything in his power to make sure that doesn’t happen.