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December 27, 2007

Crayton gets extension

Wide receiver Patrick Crayton has become the next Cowboy to agree to a contract extension.

Crayton, an unrestricted free agent, has agreed to terms on a new four-year, $14 million deal, according to a source. The deal includes a $6 million signing bonus.

Crayton said Thursday he was hoping to reach a deal by the end of the week. He defused any speculation that he might be interested in signing with Miami and reuniting with Bill Parcells.

“This is exactly where I want to be,” said Crayton, who is from DeSoto.

Crayton has produced career numbers this season while replacing the injured Terry Glenn as a starter. He has 48 catches for 689 yards and seven touchdowns.

Crayton will make $1 million in 2008, $1.5 in 2009, $2 million in 2010 and $2.5 in 2011 with a $1 million escalator. Crayton could have possibly received a bigger contract by testing free agency. But he had a strong desire to stay in his hometown area and signed now for the security in case of an injury.

-- Rick Herrin

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Let's hope that Terry Glen can come back and be productive, there's no way you can defend TO/TG/MC in the Slot, Whiten in the middle and the MB in the backfield....All the way cowboys, completely awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats to Crayton. It's great to see someone come in out of nowhere and EARN the big payday. Too many years have the Cowboys brought in speedsters that couldn't catch a cold. Crayton has great hands and will be a solid possession receiver for years.

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