Bad Week for Crayton

Cowboys wide receiver Patrick Crayton has found himself falling down the depth chart in more than one area, after his terrible game this past Sunday. After Miles Austin’s incredible effort Sunday against the Chiefs, head coach Wade Phillips all but admitted that Austin would be the starter opposite Roy Williams when the Cowboys take the field against the Falcons two weeks from now. When asked, Phillips stated “we are going to try and give him about the same number of snaps that we gave him on Sunday.” To do this Austin would seemingly have to be on the field for all of the offensive snaps considering he was out there for over fifty against the Chiefs.

Crayton has also been the Cowboys number one punt returner for the past few seasons, however that all changed Tuesday with the signing of return specialist/cornerback Allen Rossum. While some speculate that Rossum’s signing had a lot to do with Crayton’s muffed punt Sunday, I tend to believe that they would have signed him regardless. Rossum possesses the ability to score on every punt he fields, and teams will have to be better prepared to stop him. Rossum will likely also be the main kick returner now as well. The duties are usually handled by Felix Jones, or Miles Austin, however now that Austin has been elevated in the wide receiver rotation, and Jones has had trouble staying healthy, Rossum will have that job full time.


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