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Crayton Wants To Be Wanted



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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 06: Patrick Crayton #84 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball against the New York Giants on December 6, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    It's no secret that Cowboys' receiver Patrick Crayton is unhappy.

    The six-year veteran of the team has yet to report to Valley Ranch this offseason, opting instead to work out independently at the Michael Johnson Performance Center in McKinney, as he and agent Fred Lyles seek a trade from Dallas.

    But Crayton, who says he will attend the Cowboys' mandatory mini-camp next month, knows that there's still a chance he'll remain with the team; if he is, indeed, Crayton will be facing some stiff competition in the form of a loaded receiving corps. This, according to Crayton, isn't a problem.

    "If it's a true open competition, I'll be with the Dallas Cowboys in 2010," Crayton said Wednesday, per the Dallas Morning News. "If not, and things have already been assigned, then I'll probably be elsewhere."

    Ultimately, Crayton wants to be wanted by whatever team he ends up with in 2010. He is just not sure, anymore, if the Dallas Cowboys, the team with which he's spent his entire career, are that team.

    "The ideal resolution is to be somewhere where you're wanted," Crayton said."All I've known is a star on my helmet. ...It's definitely tough not knowing if the team wants you or not. But it's the nature of the business."

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