The news of Patrick Crayton’s four-year, $14 million deal is good news for Dallas Cowboys fans. First of all, it’s another key signing the Cowboys made, Tony Romo being the top move. Nose tackle Jay Ratliff was signed earlier this month. Next I expect Marion Barber to be signed unless Jerry Jones has something crazy in the works. We have quite a few other players to get signed, but the Cowboys are moving ahead. Securing this team for the future bodes well for all of us. Crayton also raked in a $6 million signing bonus.
Crayton will have a great opportunity to show us more of his worth this Sunday against the Washington Redskins. He most likely will be the key receiver in the game with Terrell Owens injured. I am not sure how much Terry Glenn will contribute in his first game back. I am sure Crayton will be thrown to quite a bit and can really make some waves in the game Sunday.
It’s hard to believe this kid was a seventh-round pick from Northwestern Oklahoma State. He played quarterback there, which is even more surprising. Kudos to Crayton, who has served the Cowboys well as the No. 2 receiver after Glenn went down for most of the season. He had a few big games and was a big contributor to this 13-2 season.