The battle for the Dallas starting receiver job opposite Roy Williams may be over before it really started.
Cowboys receiving coach Ray Sherman believes Patrick Crayton has earned the gig, according to Tim McMahon of the Dallas Morning News.
“Patrick is having a very good camp, and I think the guys are really in tune,” Sherman remarked. “They don’t care about who starts.”
Speed threat Miles Austin was expected to compete for the job, and has reportedly started camp in fine fashion.
But Crayton is reportedly showing the consistent approach that made him one of the game’s best slot receivers in 2007. Crayton could start on the outside, then move to the slot when Austin is on the field.
After a devastating drop in Dallas’ playoff loss to the Giants, Crayton appeared to be missing his mojo in 2008. The usually sure-handed wideout suffered from the drops.
With Terrell Owens long gone, Crayton will get plenty of chances to atone for last year’s mistakes.