I was thinking about Patrick Crayton's contract the other day, and whether the Cowboys might go ahead and sign him to a multiple-year deal. Mickey Spags answers a question in his mailbag about this very issue.
Mickey: Crayton is a restricted free agent, and the Cowboys sent him a $1.3 million tender, meaning if they decided not to match a restricted free agency offer sheet he signed then they would be compensated with a second-round pick. Not bad return on a seventh-round pick. Restricted free agency concludes on April 20, so don't expect anything to happen with Crayton until then - unless he signs an offer sheet. At that point, when his rights revert back to the Cowboys, then they might think about extending him a year or two to lower his cap impact for this year. If not, then he's working for $1.3 million this year, which is much more than his minimums totaled over the past three seasons.
Steele, who is currently ranked as the No. 1 center available in the draft by Scout.com, could also play guard at the NFL level.
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