Dallas Cowboys Trade of Patrick Crayton to Chargers A Good Deal

September 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Patrick Crayton trade was a good deal for all involved.
It was a good deal for Crayton because as a 30-year-old receiver with middle-of-the-road skills, the market for his services was not great. Every team in the NFL has a Crayton or two on it. Most of them are a little younger and earn less money than Patrick.
Jerry and Stephen Jones did Crayton a massive favor, and showed their appreciation for his services by finding him a place where he can play on a contending team with a top-flight quarterback in need of a dependable receiver. A more perfect scenario for the lately disgruntled receiver is hard to imagine.
It was a good deal for the Chargers because they got good value for their money. Where the Cowboys are deep, the Chargers are not. Norv Turner and Phillip Rivers needed a receiver they could count on to make solid plays at crucial times. Patrick Crayton is just such a receiver. While the Cowboys would consider Crayton overpaid for what he brings to the table,...

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