The Dallas Cowboys will bench wide receiver Patrick Crayton and let Miles Austin make his first start of the year Sunday when the Cowboys face the Atlanta Falcons.
This is the first bold move the Cowboys coaching staff has taken so far this season. Austin is coming off a record 10 catch, 250 yard performance against the Kansas City Chiefs, a game the Cowboys barely won.
Is the move premature? Probably not. I don’t see this making a big difference with the Cowboys game plan. There have been reports that Crayton has looked much slower this season compared with prior seasons, but he has had one solid game just like Crayton.
Is one much better than the other? Not really.
Now, if the Cowboys were to bench Tony Romo, that would be shaking things up quite a bit.