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The Dallas Cowboys have traded wide receiver Patrick Crayton to the San Diego Chargers on Friday.

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Former Cowboys wideout Patrick Crayton joins GAC minutes after his trade to the Chargers was finalized.

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"I'm glad thats it's over so I can now know what needs to be focused on," Crayton told ESPN 103.3 FM's Galloway and Company on Friday. "I'm going to a contender. A legitimate shot to go out there and be the No. 2 and contribute. ...

"The [san Diego] offense is very similar to ours so it shouldn't be long before I get in there and get comfortable with the offense. ... It's just a relief. No more not knowing what's going to go on."

The Cowboys will receive a seventh-round pick from the Chargers. That could be upgraded to a sixth-round pick if Crayton catches 40 or more passes this season with San Diego.

"I'm good," Crayton said when informed that it looks like he'd been traded for a seventh-round pick. "San Diego wins in this situation."

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team also traded offensive lineman Pat McQuistan to the Miami Dolphins for a sixth-round pick.

Crayton, who was drafted in the seventh round out of Northwestern Oklahoma State by the Cowboys in 2004, caught 196 passes for 2,888 yards and 23 touchdowns in 82 games -- including 33 starts.

He's looking forward to joining the Chargers' offense, led by quarterback Philip Rivers.

"You know I'm licking my chops about that one," Crayton told ESPNDallas.com's Ben Rogers. "I go from one Pro Bowl quarterback to another. One Pro Bowl tight end to another. Another dominant defense, a nice, young running back, a good offensive line ... I'm looking forward to it."

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The receiver had sought a release following April's NFL draft -- when the Cowboys selected Dez Bryant in the first round -- and again after the Cowboys' final preseason game on Thursday.

McQuistan was a reserve the last four seasons and played for Dolphins coach Tony Sparano when Sparano coached the Cowboys' offensive line.

I hope they give us a chance to talk Vincent Jackson

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The Dallas Cowboys have traded wide receiver Patrick Crayton to the San Diego Chargers on Friday.

Galloway & Co.: 9/3

Former Cowboys wideout Patrick Crayton joins GAC minutes after his trade to the Chargers was finalized.

More Podcasts »

"I'm glad thats it's over so I can now know what needs to be focused on," Crayton told ESPN 103.3 FM's Galloway and Company on Friday. "I'm going to a contender. A legitimate shot to go out there and be the No. 2 and contribute. ...

"The [san Diego] offense is very similar to ours so it shouldn't be long before I get in there and get comfortable with the offense. ... It's just a relief. No more not knowing what's going to go on."

The Cowboys will receive a seventh-round pick from the Chargers. That could be upgraded to a sixth-round pick if Crayton catches 40 or more passes this season with San Diego.

"I'm good," Crayton said when informed that it looks like he'd been traded for a seventh-round pick. "San Diego wins in this situation."

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team also traded offensive lineman Pat McQuistan to the Miami Dolphins for a sixth-round pick.

Crayton, who was drafted in the seventh round out of Northwestern Oklahoma State by the Cowboys in 2004, caught 196 passes for 2,888 yards and 23 touchdowns in 82 games -- including 33 starts.

He's looking forward to joining the Chargers' offense, led by quarterback Philip Rivers.

"You know I'm licking my chops about that one," Crayton told ESPNDallas.com's Ben Rogers. "I go from one Pro Bowl quarterback to another. One Pro Bowl tight end to another. Another dominant defense, a nice, young running back, a good offensive line ... I'm looking forward to it."

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Calvin Watkins and Tim MacMahon have the Cowboys blanketed for ESPNDallas.com. Check in with their constantly updated coverage. Blog

The receiver had sought a release following April's NFL draft -- when the Cowboys selected Dez Bryant in the first round -- and again after the Cowboys' final preseason game on Thursday.

McQuistan was a reserve the last four seasons and played for Dolphins coach Tony Sparano when Sparano coached the Cowboys' offensive line.

I hope they give us a chance to talk Vincent Jackson

Suspension + high dollar contract required for VJ

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Whats up with all the suspension talk! - OK he's out for 4 games - You guys act like we play 4 games in a season! - What about the games after that? - He still would be a big factor for those games! - I'm only concerned with the (Contract!)

Actually it is 3 games - up to 6 games if he is not traded/released by 6 PM tomorrow due to the Chargers placing him on the roster exempt list.

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So is VJ a possibility to go after and if we did I'm wondering how much leverage we would have with his impending 6 game suspension..Please someone enlighten me with a scenario.

Biggest negative is not the suspension but the new contract he would require before the trade could be made - if VJ doesn't agree to a contract before any trade then the team trading for him may only inherit the same headache San Diego is dealing with now.

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For the record I would rather have VJ than TJ but TJ could help us and he may have something left in the tank. I thought Moss was finished when he went to NE even with Brady but at the age of 30 he set the NFL single season touchdown reception record and he looks good this year at the age of 33.

Jackson has a ton of upside @ 27 still in his prime but I will be shocked if we pull the trade off by 6:00 pm tomm

TJ could be brought in for 850,000 and the Seahawks are on the hook for the other 6+ mill now that's a good deal. Everyone here says he is finished do you really believe it's about talent or age vs money in Seattle.

We are not exactly the greatest show on turf as long as Mularky is around and I hate to admit it but TJ would be a great fit for the type of offense we run and I believe could give us 2 very good years.

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I don't think we go after VJ or TJ personally, but my thinking is that does anyone thing that either of these guys would be positive additions to the team if they're only getting 40-60 catches a year? Let's keep in mind we've got Roddy who will get his 80 catches, Gonzalez who will get his 80 catches, Jenkins, and Douglas who will probably both have 40+. We don't pass enough to keep either of these 2 guys happy.

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I don't think we go after VJ or TJ personally, but my thinking is that does anyone thing that either of these guys would be positive additions to the team if they're only getting 40-60 catches a year? Let's keep in mind we've got Roddy who will get his 80 catches, Gonzalez who will get his 80 catches, Jenkins, and Douglas who will probably both have 40+. We don't pass enough to keep either of these 2 guys happy.

Yes to both but for different reasons VJ would push Roddy and take his game to the next level. TJ would fit in nicely as a legit #2 and still demand respect.

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Yes to both but for different reasons VJ would push Roddy and take his game to the next level. TJ would fit in nicely as a legit #2 and still demand respect.

I think of the two, VJ would be the best bet as he's the better player and would do more with 60 catches than TJ would. Jackson can, and has taken 60 catches for 1,000 yards. He's a deep threat, YAC guy, whereas TJ is a low avg receiver. Ultimately if either came here and wound up with 60 receptions, I wouldn't see any problems from Jackson, but I would be concerned about them from TJ. Any less than 50 receptions for either, and I would be worried about chemistry issues. The idea of having Jackson is nice, but I think that the safer bet is to stick with White, Jenkins, and Douglas.

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