Report: Agent seeks clarity on Crayton's situation

Sam Hurd would like a trade out of Dallas. So would fellow wide receiver Patrick Crayton.

But Crayton’s agent stepped forward Friday to tell the Dallas Morning News that his client wasn’t necessarily looking to have his ticket punched out of town even if those rumors have been bubbling since the Cowboys drafted Dez Bryant in the first round, and Crayton chose to no-show at Valley Ranch this week.

"This has nothing to do with a reduced role or the capacity in which he's used," agent Fred Lyles told the newspaper. "He really wants to be a part of the Cowboys, but he understands if he's not a part of this going forward.

"If he's not in their plans, if they do want to trade him, he's just asking that it be sooner rather than later."

Lyles claims in the report that he began receiving phone calls indicating the Cowboys were shopping Crayton and subsequently received permission to seek a trade. So how exactly does Crayton not want a trade here?

The player is hoping to meet with Jerry Jones but right now given Crayton’s value as a complementary receiver, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to deal him away on the cheap. Crayton might not be thrilled with his role, but that’s the way it goes and the team certainly doesn’t know what to expect from Roy Williams this coming season.

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