Patrick Crayton says he will win job in open competition

If the playing field, or in this case the practice field, is level, Patrick Crayton says he will be with the Dallas Cowboys in 2010.

If it’s not level, and if roster spots have already been handed out and cuts already predetermined, well, then he figures he will be elsewhere.

That is where it is at right now for the veteran wide receiver who could potentially be the odd man out after the organization traded up in the first round to draft Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant. With Miles Austin on board and with Roy Williams already having pocketed more than $9 million in Jerry Jones bucks for this season, it’s a crowded field. But not too crowded for Crayton to earn a job, in his opinion.

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

Crayton has declined to volunteer for the voluntary offseason workout program to this point. He’s working out at the Michael Johnson Performance Center and plans on attending minicamp June 11-13.

"The ideal resolution is to be somewhere where you're wanted," Crayton said.

Whether he’s wanted in Dallas or not, Crayton isn’t so sure and can you blame him after the team tried trading him during draft weekend?

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