Clarence Hill Arlington -- Could this be the end wide receivers Patrick Crayton and Sam Hurd in Dallas?
Both could be suiting up for the Cowboys for the last time in tonight's preseason final against the Dolphins as both players are being aggressively shopped in trades, multiple team sources said.
What's most certain is the one or the other will be gone when final cuts are made Saturday.
And there's a chance that both could be cut if a trade can't be worked out.
The issue is the same it has been since both were shopped in trades during the NFL draft last April following the selection of top pick Dez Bryant, who will be the team's third receiver behind Roy Williams and Miles Austin.
The Cowboys do not want to pay Crayton his $2 million scheduled salary to be the team's fourth receiver.
Even more they are not going to play Hurd his scheduled $1.8 million salary to basically cover kicks as the team's little used used sixth receiver behind Kevin Ogletree.
Hurd seems more likely to be cut as his salary is proving difficult to move for the same reasons it's difficult for the Cowboys to keep him, a source said.
It's all still on the table for Crayton, as a source said the interest in him as grown over the last week. No team has met the Cowboys demands as of yet.
Keeping him is also being still considering, according to a source.
"I don't worry about things I can't control,'' Crayton said earlier this week. "All I can do is keep preparing and be ready for whatever happens.''
The situation is playing just how Crayton imagined it would last spring when he stayed away from OTAs and asked to be traded or released. He said the Cowboys were simply using him as insurance to get through the preseason and would likely move him before the start of the season.
He wanted to be moved then so he could latch on with a new team rather than have to wait until after training camp.
Remember Crayton's joke when Bryant suffered a high ankle sprain a week into camp?
"Who's the insurance policy, me? Call me All-State. Don't call me the insurance policy, at least give me a name brand. I ain't The General, don't give me The General."
With Bryant back healthy and ready to go for the start of the season, the Cowboys seemingly plan to go with cheaper insurance for the regular season.