WR Patrick Crayton - Los Angeles Chargers
|6-0, 200||Born: 4-7-1979||College: Northwestern Oklahoma State||Drafted: Round 7, pick|
2011 Week 3 vs KC (7 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)
Crayton filled in with a handful of short receptions, as starter Malcom Floyd was in and out of the contest throughout with his groin injury. Crayton nearly made a very costly error when he fumbled the ball while trying to fight for extra yardage on a third down reception, but the ball popped right back into his hands for the recovery and the first down. Rivers looked his way on a third and ten pass play to try and seal the win, but he came up less than a half yard short. Still, it's good for his prospects to see that Rivers trusts him in big spots, especially with Floyd and TE Antonio Gates at far less than 100% these days.
2011 Week 5 vs DEN (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Crayton had just one short reception in the game, a crossing route on third down to keep a San Diego drive moving. But it was the reception he didn't make that was more significant. On a ball thrown a bit behind him, Crayton didn't get his head up in time to see the pass heading in his direction. It bounced off his arms, and into the waiting hands of a Denver defender who returned the interception for a touchdown.
2011 Week 8 vs KC (4 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec)
Crayton wasn't hugely involved in the passing game, but when he was he made it count. He had catches of 18 and 19 yards in the fourth quarter as the Chargers tried to make their comeback all three of his catches went for first downs.
2011 Week 9 vs GB (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
With Malcom Floyd not playing, Crayton had a good opportunity for a solid game. However, he ended up with just one short catch (although it was a key third down conversion).
2011 Week 10 vs OAK (5 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Crayton has seemingly been passed very quickly on the depth chart by rookie WR Vincent Brown. With starter Malcom Floyd injured, Crayton has had a good opportunity for additional looks. Instead, he has maintained his typical spot lining up in the slot and coming up with the occasional third down reception, while Brown has had his two best games of the season in back to back weeks. Crayton is not a fantasy option, barring further injuries to the wide receiver stable.
2011 Week 12 vs DEN (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Crayton had already been passed on the depth chart by rookie Vincent Brown, but Crayton's role as the third receiver in the offense is ever-dwindling. He caught just one ball in this game, a wide open crossing route to pick up a first down in the second half.
2011 Week 14 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 37 / 1 rec)
Crayton caught three passes, none of which made a bigger impact than his catch along the sideline in the fourth quarter. He made a short grab out in the flat. That catch, coupled with some very shoddy tackling attempts by Buffalo, led to Crayton taking off downfield for a 26-yard touchdown on a play that should have been a simple 10-15 yard catch.
2011 Week 16 vs DET (4 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Crayton had just two catches, but was targeted on a few more. On one pass play over the middle, he seemed to be caught a bit off guard on a pass that hit him in the hands. The San Diego offense was looking really out of sync, and that play was a good example of how. It looked as if Crayton, who was open, had no idea that he'd be an option on the play. Later, he was targeted on a deep ball along the sideline which he actually did catch. But he couldn't keep his feet inbounds. It also didn't look like he made much of an effort to drag his feet inbounds, but he probably couldn't have caught it cleanly anyway.
2011 Week 17 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)
Crayton caught just one pass, a quick slant over the middle on which he easily beat his man and took off for a big gain as the defender badly trailed behind him.
2010 Week 2 vs JAX (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Crayton wasn't used very often, making just one reception. But he did make a key third down reception on a curl route late in the first half to keep a drive alive.
2010 Week 3 vs SEA (4 / 3 / 57 / 0 rec)
Despite limited involvement, Crayton certainly made his presence felt with a number of key contributions. He had a nice punt return in the first half, and continued getting lost in the secondary for big catches in the second half. On one occasion, he was a footstep away from breaking it for a possible score. On another, he actually appeared to score a touchdown but a delay of game flag had been thrown prior to the snap.
2010 Week 5 vs OAK (4 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Crayton was wide open in the endzone in the second quarter, but Rivers was unable to get him the ball. Apart from this and a nice 22 yard catch over the middle in traffic, Crayton did little else.
2010 Week 6 vs STL (7 / 6 / 117 / 0 rec)
With the team's leading receivers out with various injuries, Crayton was leaned upon heavily during San Diego's comeback attempt. He responded with his first 100-yard effort since Week 1 of 2009. It wasn't just against a soft Saint Louis defense, either. Crayton made a number of tough catches in traffic, including the first third down conversion of the game on a third and 13 play in the third quarter. He did a nice job finding soft spots in the secondary, and added a long reception along the sideline during desperation time. He had an opportunity to make a fantastic catch on a deep ball from Rivers that bounced off his hands. The ball was thrown almost directly over his head though, and he did well just to get a hand on the football. It didn't matter much anyway. A few plays later, he caught a quick pass over the middle, made a phenomenal cut-back against the tackler, and took it down inside the ten yard line anyway - pretty much exactly where he would have been had he caught the long pass.
2010 Week 7 vs NE (13 / 7 / 82 / 0 rec)
Crayton was the team's fill-in number one receiver after injuries to Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee prevented them from playing in the game. Crayton had a few nice plays here and there, holding onto a pass early on despite a big hit from the defensive back and adding a key fourth quarter reception on fourth down that kept a drive alive. But the stats for Crayton made it look like he played a lot better than he actually did. He was the target on a deep ball down the sideline that ended up getting intercepted. He was covered on the play, but it seemed like he could have done a lot more to prevent the pick. He also dropped a pass right in the middle of the field for what would have been a first down. He was the third San Diego receiver in the game to take his eyes off the ball while trying to do too much and look upfield. Finally, he was wide open on a slant late in the fourth quarter for what would have been an easy first down. The ball was thrown slightly low, but it was a pass that an NFL receiver will catch nearly every time. Instead, it bounced off of his hands for an incompletion, which cost the Chargers critical yardage on their game-tying field goal attempt.
2010 Week 8 vs TEN (5 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Crayton made a couple of nice catches early on, and did a good job of attacking the middle of the field. Additionally, he made a very tough sliding catch near the sideline on a play that was initially ruled an incompletion. Replays showed that Crayton did a great job of getting his hands under the ball and cradling it in, and the ensuing challenge resulted in the call being reversed to a catch.
2010 Week 9 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 70 / 0 rec)
With so many passing targets hobbled, Crayton has been the team's default go-to guy. He took a bit of a back seat to Seyi Ajirotutu in this game, but still kept himself involved with a solid performance. He was the first guy looked to on third down and long, making the play and picking up the first down despite a fumble. He later caught a quick screen and turned upfield for the first down, and his last reception was a terrific individual effort. He caught a quick slant pass, stiff armed the same defender twice in a row, then picked up another seven yards or so at the end of the run after a third stiff-arm on a play that went for 47 yards. His performance could have been much better, but Philip Rivers badly overthrew him on a deep ball that should have gone for a touchdown. Crayton was wide open by at least seven yards on his defender, but Rivers overthrew him by about five.
2010 Week 11 vs DEN (4 / 3 / 105 / 1 rec)
Crayton did a little bit of everything in this game. Reaching into the bag of tricks, Norv Turner even called Crayton's number on a wide receiver option pass. It wasn't a simple option pass, either. Crayton fired all the way across the field against his body towards the end zone, but the pass fell incomplete. Crayton's first big play was a nice grab on a slant over the middle down the seam. After beating that defender for the catch, he muscled up against another defensive back further down the field as he tried fighting for extra yardage. Several stiff-arms later, he had pushed the ball all the way to the six. Later, he was the recipient of a quick screen to the left. After side-stepping a would-be tackler, Crayton was off to the races down the sideline. He utilized a caravan of blockers en route to the end zone, where he fought off one more tackler as he pushed it across the goal line. Unfortunately for Crayton, as he was dragged down to the ground, his wrist appeared to bend backward at a very awkward angle. He left the field with the trainer soon after to go to the locker room for X-rays, and he did not return.
2009 Week 1 vs TB (6 / 4 / 135 / 1 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Crayton showed slightly better than expected speed on his catch and runs, but those were results of bad coverage and accurate throws by Romo more than great routes or athleticism by Crayton. He is reprising his route as a dependable underneath target, but he won't have these kinds of big plays against teams with competent safeties.
2009 Week 2 vs NYG (7 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec, 1 / 20 / 0 rush)
Crayton started opposite of Roy Williams in Week two against the New York Giants, but he was held in check all game by supposedly a weakened and patchwork secondary. Crayton grabbed only one of his seven targets and was also forced out of the game briefly after an end-around as they suspected he may have suffered a concussion. Tony Romo's inaccuracy also did not help his stat line, either. He did get a target in the end zone but the ball was on him so fast he could hardly get his hands up before it was past him.
2009 Week 3 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec, 1 / 14 / 0 rush)
Crayton got a good gain on an end-around in the red zone that he might have scored on with a little more speed or urgency in his running. He got open underneath a few times and Romo found him for solid gains, but he is a secondary part of this passing game, and there are no signs that he'll have a bigger game than he did in week 1 for the rest of the season.
2009 Week 4 vs DEN (7 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
Crayton was also given a cushion from the Broncos secondary, but was not able to break any tackles after hauling the ball in. Denver obviously made a pledge not to get beat deep, and let the Cowboys complete whatever they wanted underneath - but would quickly wrap them up after the catch.
2009 Week 5 vs KC (8 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)
Crayton made a few important catches to move the sticks, including a catch over the middle that he took some punishment to make, but he mainly played tentative, including a muffed punt, a fumble that was nullified by a "stopped forward progress" call, and a bad drop.
2009 Week 7 vs ATL (2 / 2 / 9 / 1 rec)
Crayton has been marginalized in the passing offense, but he still found the end zone twice. He caught a TD when he sat down at the back of the end zone while Tony Romo escaped multiple would-be tacklers, and he took advantage of great blocking and poor coverage on a straight line punt return for touchdown.
2009 Week 8 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec, 1 / -11 / 0 rush)
Crayton returned kicks for the Cowboys on Sunday and managed to run back one Olinda Mare kick for 82 yards and a touchdown, all but icing the game for the Cowboys. Crayton worked as the third receiver in three-wide sets and was surprisingly effective in catching 3 balls for 39 yards. Crayton was able to take advantage of a soft "middle" of the field as the Seahawks tried to rush the passer. Most of his routes were crosses and slants between the hash marks.
2009 Week 9 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 74 / 0 rec)
Patrick Crayton had one huge catch in Week 9 of 64-yards with most of that yardage coming after the catch. The Eagles' backup linebackers were not on the same page as they crashed into each other and left Crayton wide open in the right seam, allowing him to turn a 15-yard catch into a huge play. Crayton added another grab to push his total to 74 yards but for the most part he was the third wideout and mostly the kick return specialist for Dallas. His fantasy value is sporadic to say the least and he is a very risky fantasy play unless your league gives credit for kick returns.
2009 Week 10 vs GB (6 / 4 / 52 / 0 rec)
Crayton worked his usual slot position in week 10 pretty effectively for the Cowboys. He reeled in 4 of his 6 targets for 52 yards. Crayton was mostly targeted on short underneath routes, finding seems. Not known for his great hands, Crayton managed to make a nice diving catch on 4th and 10. As long as Romo spreads the ball around, Crayton will get his in this offense. Solid, but seldom spectacular.
2009 Week 11 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 10 / 1 rec)
Patrick Crayton caught just one ball in Week 11, but it was huge. With Tony Romo scrambling to buy time in the backfield, Crayton worked to get open in the end zone and finally grabbed the only touchdown of the game for either side with just minutes left in the contest. With many other options ahead of him, Crayton is not seeing the field often enough to be worth much at all for fantasy purposes.
2009 Week 12 vs OAK (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Patrick Crayton has been reduced to the third wide receiver for the Cowboys and also employment as a kick returner. Crayton had just one ball thrown towards him in the first quarter in Week 12, displaying how far down he is on the pecking order for getting chances. Crayton does not have any fantasy value right now unless Roy Williams or Miles Austin suffers an injury.
2009 Week 13 vs NYG (2 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Patrick Crayton served as the third wide receiver for Dallas, coming in whenever the Cowboys went to a wider formation. Crayton finished Week 13 with just two catches, grabbing both targets for 10 and 14 yards, respectively.
2009 Week 14 vs SD (3 / 2 / 31 / 1 rec)
Crayton was the big beneficiary of the last-gasp garbage time drive by Dallas in this one. With the Cowboys trailing by ten and the Charger defenders backing off, Crayton caught his only two passes of the game for 31 yards and a score on the final possession of the afternoon. San Diego defenders barely even looked at him, let alone cover him.
2009 Week 15 vs NO (1 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
Patrick Crayton was used very sparingly against New Orleans in Week 15, getting just one target on Saturday night. Crayton made a nice 25-yard catch for a first down in the first quarter as he dove for the ball over the middle of he field to make the catch.
2009 Week 16 vs WAS (3 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Crayton was targeted on a few plays over the middle on 3rd downs, but managed to make only a single catch on the night.
2009 Week 17 vs PHI (6 / 4 / 99 / 1 rec)
Patrick Crayton worked the middle of the field for great success against the Eagles in Week 17, taking full advantage of getting free releases from the line of scrimmage to attack the secondary with his speed. Crayton had three catches in the second quarter for a combined 67 yards and a touchdown and the Cowboys used a three-wide receiver route combination against the Eagles with Crayton, Miles Austin and Jason Witten to confuse the Philadelphia secondary. Crayton's performances have been erratic all season, however, so expecting more of the same in the Wild Card rematch may be asking too much.
2009 Week 18 vs PHI (4 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Crayton converted key third downs when the game was tied at seven and right before Felix Jones knockout blow TD run and seems to have taken well to his slot receiver role.
2009 Week 19 vs MIN (4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Crayton finished the day with two receptions for 17 yards. His biggest impact came as a blocker on early Felix Jones rushing plays. Otherwise, like the rest of the Cowboys, Crayton was unable to come up with a big play to help jump-start the offense.
2008 Week 1 vs CLE (6 / 6 / 82 / 0 rec)
Crayton was the main beneficiary of the Browns defensive backs concentrating on Jason Witten and Terrell Owens during the first half. With the defensive backfield concentrating on the two main receivers Crayton was able to get open and provide Romo with a good target. He was the third receiver when Dallas went to a three or four receiver offensive set.
2008 Week 2 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Despite a big day in the passing game, Crayton only caught two passes for 23 yards.
2008 Week 3 vs GB (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
WR Patrick Crayton was held without a catch in the victory and his play was overshadowed by the big game of WR Miles Austin. Crayton also attempted a pass but it was incomplete.
2008 Week 4 vs WAS (10 / 7 / 87 / 0 rec)
This was the most productive game for Crayton so far this year. He made several nice catches mostly of the short variety. He was used as a possession type receiver and helped keep a few of the drives going. It appeared that Washington was alright with him catching the short balls. In fact, Crayton was open the entire last drive of the half and helped set up a Nick Folk field goal.
2008 Week 5 vs CIN (3 / 1 / 15 / 1 rec)
Crayton did not have a big role in this game. His fourth quarter TD catch came on a deflected pass intended for Miles Austin.
2008 Week 6 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 84 / 1 rec)
Crayton benefited from the defense concentrating on trying to stop Terrell Owens. With Owens being well covered for most the first half Tony Romo found himself having to locate Crayton on deep routes. Crayton was well covered also, but did manage to find some open areas in the secondary to catch three passes, all in the first half. His most important reception was his last one as Tony Romo connected with him on a deep route down the middle for a 55 yard score.
2008 Week 7 vs STL (7 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)
Crayton looked to have the most chemistry with QB Brad Johnson. Most of his catches were of the short variety. He was used as a possession type receiver and helped keep a few of the drives going. Once again Terrell Owens was receiving double coverage all day so the ball needed to be spread around to the rest of receivers. Crayton was also used in the running game on an end around that went for ten yards and a first down.
2008 Week 8 vs TB (3 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Patrick Crayton saw limited action in the offense as he lost some targets to Roy Williams. His only reception was a key one as he caught a pass at the Tampa Bay four yard line with six seconds left in the first half that gave Dallas a first and goal from the two.
2008 Week 9 vs NYG (8 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Patrick Crayton led the team in receiving yards with 46. He had little time to get open as his quarterbacks were usually under pressure, or they were unable to get the ball close enough to him where he had a good opportunity to make the catch. Crayton was usually the second option in the passing game as the Cowboys tried to get the ball to Terrell Owens.
2008 Week 11 vs WAS (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Miles Austin cut into Crayton's playing time. He was targeted only once on a deep sideline pass that was over thrown by Tony Romo.
2008 Week 12 vs SF (3 / 2 / 16 / 1 rec)
Patrick Crayton started as Dallas began the game in a three wide receiver set. He played in the slot, where he is the most comfortable, and made the most of his limited opportunities by scoring a touchdown on one of his receptions. The touchdown pass was on a play in which he split two defenders just short of the end zone and was able to easily score.
2008 Week 13 vs SEA (4 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Despite the fact that the Dallas passing game was hitting on all cylinders, Crayton played a very small role in it. There was little doubt that, at best, Crayton was the fourth receiving option, and with the continued emergence of TE Martellus Bennett, he may be slipping to fifth.
2008 Week 14 vs PIT (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Crayton did not have a catch.
2008 Week 15 vs NYG (3 / 2 / 49 / 1 rec)
Crayton's first catch came near the end of the first quarter on a third down play that went for a gain of 15 yards and a first down. His only other grab went for a 34 yard touchdown pass that put the Cowboys up 7-0 in the second quarter. Crayton also averaged eight yards on four punt returns.
2008 Week 16 vs BAL (5 / 3 / 58 / 0 rec)
Patrick Crayton was the third receiver in the Dallas offense and did not see any passes thrown in his direction until the fourth quarter when the Cowboys were in the process of mounting their comeback. He made some big plays, gaining first downs on his first two receptions and coming up two yards short on a third and twenty play on his third one.
2008 Week 17 vs PHI (5 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Crayton had three catches for just 34 yards. He was a non factor in the game.
2007 Week 1 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)
Crayton started the game due to the absence of Terry Glenn. Romo only looked for Crayton once in the opening half, and the result was a 12 yard gain for a first down. Crayton was targeted deep on the opening drive of the second half, but the ball was out of bounds when he caught it. Crayton made catches of 14 yards and 25 yards for first downs, and both drives resulted in touchdowns by Terrell Owens.
2007 Week 2 vs MIA (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Crayton drew a pass interference call in the red zone in the third quarter, being held by the Dolphins secondary. This likely would have been a touchdown. Crayton did not make any other catches.
2007 Week 3 vs CHI (7 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Crayton played this game with a broken pinky finger on his right hand. Despite being targeted seven times by Tony Romo, he was only able to haul in three passes. He'll most be remembered in this game for the play that he didn't make. In the second quarter on a third and four from the Chicago five, Crayton dropped a perfect pass from Tony Romo that what would have went for a five yard touchdown reception. In addition to his three receptions, Crayton also returned two punts for a total of two yards. Sideline reports said that his finger wasn't a problem but he obviously dropped more passes than normal.
2007 Week 4 vs STL (8 / 7 / 184 / 2 rec)
Crayton had the game of his career, catching seven passes for 184 yards and adding touchdowns from 59 and 37 yards out. He was targeted seven times, catching all seven passes. Four of his receptions resulted in first downs, to go along with the two touchdown receptions.
2007 Week 5 vs BUF (9 / 6 / 73 / 1 rec)
Crayton was fairly involved in the passing game, especially late (five of his targets came in the final quarter). His TD catch came with 20 seconds remaining, and he also made a huge sideline grab on the Cowboys' final offensive play, setting up the game-winning field goal.
2007 Week 6 vs NE (9 / 5 / 46 / 1 rec)
Crayton caught five passes for 46 yards, including and eight yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter. Crayton had a dropped pass on a crossing route, when he tried to make a one-handed catch on a pass where it looked like he could have gotten both hands on the football.
2007 Week 7 vs MIN (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Crayton had a relatively quiet afternoon, catching two of the four passes thrown his way. Crayton was the third option for Romo most of the time, after Owens and Witten. Crayton's first reception was a crossing route on the first drive and Crayton was wide open for twelve yards. His only other reception of the game was near the end of the first half. Crayton caught a seven yard pass and was hit almost immediately, fumbling the ball. The Vikings picked up the fumble and returned it for a touchdown. He did not receive a target in the second half.
2007 Week 9 vs PHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Patrick Crayton was only targeted once in this game, and it came on Tony Romo's only interception of the night. Clearly he was not a big part of the gameplan, with Terrell Owens returning to Philadelphia.
2007 Week 10 vs NYG (5 / 5 / 66 / 1 rec)
Crayton was a valuable target and was open when the secondary shifted towards Terrell Owens. He finished with 66 yards after hauling in all five of his targets, finding the end zone on a 20 yard score.
2007 Week 11 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Patrick Crayton started the game opposite Terrell Owens, but as usual took a backseat to the notorious veteran, only catching two passes for 16 yards on four targets. Given that Jason Witten is such a dynamic tight end in the passing game, Crayton is essentially the third option in the passing game. His biggest play of the game was on a deep pass down the right sideline where he drew a defensive pass interference call for a long gain. Had the ball not been slightly under thrown by Tony Romo, Crayton likely would have came down with it for a long gain and possible touchdown.
2007 Week 13 vs GB (6 / 3 / 42 / 2 rec)
Crayton caught Dallas' first touchdown of the game on a play where he got open in the back of the end zone. He caught a big 35 yard pass late in the third quarter on a third and long situation. Crayton's third catch was four yard touchdown on crossing pattern where he was able to get in front of the defender on the play.
2007 Week 14 vs DET (6 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec)
Crayton was limited to only one catch in the first half as the Lions schemed to take the receivers out of the offensive game plan. In the second half as things began to open up as the result of the short passing game clicking and Crayton was able to make an impact. His big play was when he caught a 30 yard pass in stride with a defender just a step behind him.
2007 Week 15 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 54 / 0 rec)
Patrick Crayton started the game opposite Terrell Owens, but did not catch a pass until the second half. He finished the game with two receptions for 54 yards on three targets. Crayton's biggest play of the game came on a 41 yard pass where Romo found him streaking down the deep right sideline for the long gain. Otherwise Crayton did not make an impact.
2007 Week 16 vs CAR (9 / 7 / 65 / 0 rec)
Required to step up with the injury to Owens, and continued absence of Terry Glenn, wide receiver/punt returner Crayton responded by providing Romo with an option over the center of the field, though did drop two targets which prevented him from having an even bigger night.
2007 Week 17 vs WAS (5 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Crayton caught two of his targets for minimal gains.
2007 Week 19 vs NYG (7 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Crayton should have had a better game, but he was hurt by a couple of critical drops that would likely have earned him 20 or more additional yards. He dropped a costly ball in the end zone late in the game when the Cowboys were attempting to rally for the win.
2006 Week 2 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 14 / 1 rec)
Crayton did well with his targets, including a four yard touchdown reception. With Terrell Owens sidelined with his broken finger, Crayton should have an opportunity to show what he can do.
2006 Week 4 vs TEN (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Crayton saw no targets in this game, as most the balls were thrown in Terry Glenn and Terrell Owens' direction.
2006 Week 5 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Crayton caught two passes on three targets for short yardage. He snared a six yarder in the second quarter and doubled that to a 12 yard catch and a first down in the final period.
2006 Week 6 vs HOU (6 / 5 / 61 / 0 rec)
Crayton is not a starter, but he managed to catch a lot of passes out of the slot, especially on third downs. He has good size and is a good option since most defenses will focus on Terry Glenn and Terrell Owens.
2006 Week 7 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 69 / 1 rec)
Crayton was targeted once in the first half and he made the catch for a 10 yard gain. He converted a first down with a six yard reception in the second half. Romo looked for Crayton again near the goal line, but the ball was badly thrown and the play resulted in Romo's third pick of the day. Romo did find Crayton on the next drive and the play resulted in a 53 yard touchdown.
2006 Week 8 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Crayton only had one catch in the game.
2006 Week 9 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 84 / 0 rec)
Crayton was very active in this game, catching four passes for 84 yards and drawing a pair of defensive penalties for big gains. He was targeted eight times, including an unsuccessful two point conversion attempt.
2006 Week 10 vs ARI (5 / 5 / 104 / 1 rec)
Taking advantage of his increased role with the injury to Terry Glenn, Crayton scored the first Dallas touchdown. The third year receiver will have an increased role in this offense if Glenn misses substantial playing time.
2006 Week 11 vs IND (4 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Crayton was a minimal performer in this game, catching half of the short passes that were thrown in his direction.
2006 Week 12 vs TB (4 / 4 / 68 / 0 rec)
Crayton continues to get work in the Dallas passing game. He caught all four of his targets, all coming in the first half. Crayton opened with a 21 yard catch for a first down in the opening period, and then added three catches before the half. His longest catch of the day was for 33 yards late in the second quarter that he took to the Tampa Bay one yard line, falling just short of a score.
2006 Week 13 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Crayton caught three passes for 31 yards. All three of Crayton's catches went for first downs. He made an excellent catch in the fourth quarter when it seemed like the Giants had an interception. The ball went through Gibril Wilson's hands and Crayton had great concentration to pull the ball in and pick up the first down. A few plays later Dallas had their second touchdown and a 20-13 lead.
2006 Week 14 vs NO (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Crayton's two looks were dropped and well defended, respectively.
2006 Week 15 vs ATL (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Crayton caught a nine yard reception in the third quarter and it was his only catch of the game.
2006 Week 16 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Crayton had five first half targets, catching two passes from the slot for 29 total yards and two first downs after missing his first chance. The first catch was good for 17 yards on a crucial fourth down and two to go. His fourth target was batted away by the Philadelphia secondary, but his final ball was caught for seven yards but was nullified by a Dallas penalty. Crayton was not involved at all in the second half.
2006 Week 17 vs DET (2 / 2 / 10 / 1 rec)
Crayton was targeted only twice, but made the most of his opportunities. He was stopped by two defenders at the Detroit one yard line, but was able to reach the ball across the goal line for a touchdown in the second quarter. Late in the game Crayton's four yard catch converted a first down and stopped the clock. For the season, Crayton caught 26 balls for 516 yards and four touchdowns.
2006 Week 18 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 42 / 1 rec)
Crayton didn't see his first target until midway through the second quarter. He was open in the right flat on a long third down play, but QB Tony Romo floated the ball too far over his head as he was scrambling out of the pocket. On the following drive he converted a third and six with an 18 yard catch and run up the middle. Just before halftime Crayton found a hole in the Seattle zone near the five yard line. After making the catch he powered through two Seattle defenders and reached out with the ball over the goal line to give Dallas the lead.
2005 Week 1 vs SD (6 / 6 / 89 / 1 rec)
Crayton had his coming out party as the Cowboys number three receiver and many of his catches on the day were drive extenders. On the Cowboys first scoring drive of the day, Crayton made two catches for 52 yards in the 80 yard scoring drive. Playing out of the slot most of the day he often was left open in the middle of the field. He showed toughness on his touchdown catch breaking two tackles on his way to the end zone. It's too early to appoint him the new go to guy after just one game, but this guy has definite promise.
2005 Week 2 vs WAS (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Crayton came crashing back down to Earth after a surprising Week One. Notably, his return duties hurt the Cowboys last ditch effort to win the game, as he failed to field a punt that Washington let roll dead, losing valuable time at the end of the game.
2005 Week 3 vs SF (5 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Patrick Crayton was the third receiver in the three wide out sets. He finished the game with four catches for 39 yards.
2005 Week 4 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 63 / 1 rec)
Patrick Crayton was thrown to only two times, but turned one of them into a 63 yard touchdown that cut the Raiders' lead to three.
2005 Week 5 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Crayton caught an 11 yard pass in the second quarter and added a 19 yarder in the third. His final target in the fourth quarter was uncatchable.
2005 Week 6 vs NYG (4 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Patrick Crayton had four catches for 46 yards. Three of his four catches went for first downs. After his final catch, Crayton had to be helped off the field and was not able to put much weight onto his injured leg.
2005 Week 13 vs NYG (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Crayton was a target on three occasions but did not catch a pass in the game.
2005 Week 15 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)
Crayton made a 24 yard reception for a third down conversion.
2005 Week 16 vs CAR (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Crayton was targeted on Bledsoe's second pass attempt of the game and then disappeared.
2005 Week 17 vs STL (6 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)
Crayton had two receptions on the Cowboys second quarter drive for a field goal, including a nice 22 yard reception in to Rams territory to garner a first down.