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)
Procter was released by Dallas last Monday and had no shortage of interest elsewhere, since. He visited the Denver Broncos, the New England Patriots and the Dolphins last week. Procter was active for every game in 2009 as the back-up to center Andre Gurode, but saw just five live snaps from scrimmage.
In signing with Miami, Procter will be reunited with Tony Sparano--the 'Phins head coach who served as an assistant in Dallas--and Bill Parcells, the team's vice president, who grabbed Procter from the Detroit Lions' practice squad in 2005, while serving as the head honcho in Dallas.
But Miami may not be done dealing with Dallas castaways. According to a recent report in the Miami Herald, the Cowboys have contacted the Dolphins concerning unhappy receiver Patrick Crayton. Crayton has yet to be seen at Valley Ranch as he seeks a trade with the assistance of the team and his agent, Fred Lyles.
This contact was made only to gauge interest, but it is looking increasingly likely that the team will soon part ways with Crayton, a six-year veteran of the team, and one of its vocal leaders.
Not for nothing, it should be noted that Parcells was something of a fan of Crayton's in his time with Dallas. And, like Procter, Crayton is familiar with Sparano, who was with the Cowboys from 2003-2007.