ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 25: Patrick Crayton #84 of the Dallas Cowboys runs for a touchdown past Michael Koenen #9 of the Atlanta Falcons at Cowboys Stadium on October 25, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
It's no secret that this relationship, at the moment, is a sour one.
But the five-year veteran of the league and the team, who has been seeking a trade from Dallas for the past month and change, proceeded to accuse the Cowboys of "messing with people's careers and lives" and demand an immediate release, so as to find another team.
This is not likely to happen, of course, as Dallas believes Crayton still has some value; and while he may not be good enough to find a role in the Cowboys' offense in 2010, he is far too good to simply cast away in exchange for nothing. Crayton's agent Fred Lyles acknowledged this hard fact in an email to the Dallas Morning News recently.
"The situation may change before September," Lyles wrote. "Realistically, the Cowboys would like to receive some compensation for Crayton."
In 2009, Crayton posted 37 catches for 622 yards and five touchdowns; he also returned 36 punts for 237 yards and two touchdowns.
Crayton has yet to report to Valley Ranch this offseason for either voluntary conditioning, or OTAs.