Thanks for your patience Thursday while I worked on my "Great Debate" column with ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon. I wanted to bring you up to date on some things I'm hearing about some injured Cowboys and some veteran players who are on the bubble.
As of Thursday, starting left guard Kyle Kosier is "50-50" for the season opener against the Washington Redskins on Sept. 12, according to a league source. Starting right tackle Marc Colombo is "75-25" that he's going to play in that game. Safety Gerald Sensabaugh and rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant are "full go" for the season opener.
In other news, it's looking more and more like Patrick Crayton won't be on the Cowboys' 53-man roster Saturday evening. A league source told me Wednesday night that he thinks there's a good chance the Cowboys will either trade or release Crayton. ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins is reporting that the Cowboys are shopping both Crayton and wide receiver Sam Hurd. On Thursday morning, Crayton called into the "Ben & Skin Show" on 103.3 ESPN in Dallas-Fort Worth. He was asked if he'd be content if the Cowboys made him their fourth receiver.
"I definitely wouldn't be disruptive. That's not a problem all," said Crayton. "You wouldn't definitely get that from me at all. Content? No. I don't know anybody that's content with just, you know, you're going into your seventh year. Who's content with being a No. 4 guy after being a starter in this league? That doesn't feel well I don't think with any vet or any true competitor at all, being relegated to a No. 4 guy."
But with Miles Austin, Bryant and Roy Williams on the roster, that's probably the best Crayton could do. Should the Cowboys release or trade Crayton? I don't think so, but that's where this thing is headed.