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Crayton's OTA Return Likely Tuesday

Wide receiver Patrick Crayton recently said on a local radio show that because of his uncertain future with the team, he would attend mandatory workouts but was protecting himself from possible injury by skipping the voluntary OTA's.

Now it appears Crayton will be back Tuesday for the final week of OTA's leading up to Friday, the start of a mandatory three-day team minicamp. Crayton's agent, Fred Lyles, reportedly has said his client would return for practice Tuesday.

From the sound of things around here, Crayton's imminent return -- at least to the Valley Ranch complex -- indeed seems to be a good possibility.

However, given the fluid nature of the situation over the past several weeks -- really, since Dez Bryant was drafted in late April and Crayton stopped participating in the voluntary offseason program at Valley Ranch -- consider this a bit of a wait-and-see thing.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has shown patience with Crayton's absence and apparent frustration over his now-unclear role with the team. Asked about the subject at last week's OTA, Jones said, "Patrick is under contract. This is a voluntary workout. When we have mandatory workouts, he'll probably be the first player in line to be here."

*@robphillips3 (Twitter)

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