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Tyrone Crawford | Defensive Lineman | #98

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 295
College: Boise State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (81) / DAL
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Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford will not play this week due to a concussion.
Crawford suffered the injury in Sunday's practice. While his Week 1 status is likely not in question, the Cowboys cannot afford to lose any more bodies on their defensive line. Aug 23 - 9:56 AM

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Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford underwent an MRI on his back Sunday.

The Cowboys are taking the injury "day by day," which isn't the same thing as saying Crawford is day to day. The 'Boys can ill afford a serious injury to a defensive line that's been hollowed out by suspensions.
Aug 1 - 3:26 PM

Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford is willing to move to defensive end if the team asks him to, but would prefer to stay at defensive tackle.

Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence are suspended, while third-round pick Maliek Collins is recovering from a broken foot. "It's two different animals," said Crawford. "Under tackle is what I love and what I want to keep working to be great at." Crawford tallied a career-high five sacks and 35 tackles across 16 games last season. He would likely play defensive end on base downs -- around 30 percent of the plays -- and kick back inside in "sub."
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 13 - 11:35 AM

Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford said "it's definitely a possibility" he is asked to play defensive end.

With Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence suspended the first four games, Dallas will look to mix and match along the defensive line. Crawford started his career at defensive end, but his best seasons have come as an interior rusher. Even if he is asked to dabble at end early in the season, Crawford's primary position will remain at tackle.
May 10 - 12:33 PM

Cowboys converted $5.5 million of DT Tyrone Crawford's base salary into a bonus.

The move creates $4.39 million in cap space. Crawford struggled through a torn rotator cuff in the first year of a five-year, $45 million extension. He underwent surgery to repair the shoulder in January. He should be ready for training camp.
Mar 10 - 5:36 PM

Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder on Thursday.

Crawford suffered the injury in Week 2 but didn't miss a game. He played through it, but his level of play fell off after a breakout 2014 season. Crawford was a productive pass rusher with five sacks and 37 combined hits and hurries, but he was washed out as a run defender on a regular basis. Getting back to full health should do him well. He's signed through 2020.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 7 - 12:16 PM

Cowboys signed DT Tyrone Crawford to a five-year, $45 million extension.

Crawford was set to make $675,000 in the final year of his rookie deal. The extension includes $25.7 million guaranteed and makes him one of the highest paid 4-3 defensive tackles. Crawford had a breakout 2014 in DC Rod Marinelli's scheme, posting 29 hurries, three sacks, and grading out positively against the run by PFF. Crawford is locked up through 2020, his age-30 season.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 05:42:00 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said "sky is the limit" for fourth-year DT Tyrone Crawford.

PFF echoed that sentiment by calling Crawford "a secret superstar." After missing 2013 with a torn Achilles', Crawford emerged as a solid three technique last year in Rod Marinelli's 4-3 scheme. He made his presence felt as a pass-rusher by pressuring the quarterback 29 times. With Crawford entering a contract year, Jerry Jones will have to open up his checkbook to keep the talented 25-year-old in Dallas.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 08:43:00 AM

The Dallas Morning News expects Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford to earn "a big pay day."

Crawford is entering the final year of his rookie deal and coming off a breakout 2014 season after seeing his 2013 campaign lost to a torn Achilles'. A 'tweener to begin his career, Crawford settled in as the Cowboys' starting three-technique and graded out as PFF's No. 13 defensive tackle. He racked up 45 combined sacks, hits, and hurries and should see an uptick in snaps this year.
Fri, May 15, 2015 10:12:00 AM

Cowboys declared LB Tyrone Crawford, QB Dustin Vaughan, LB Tim Dobbins, OT Tony Hills, OT Donald Hawkins, DB Jakar Hamilton and DT Davon Coleman inactive for Week 10 against the Jaguars.

Crawford has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL. The only player generating consistent pass rush this year, Crawford will be a big miss for the Cowboys' defense.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 11:48:00 AM

Cowboys LE Tyrone Crawford has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL.

It's not the news the Cowboys needed to hear, as Crawford has been arguably their most effective lineman this season. At the bare minimum, Crawford will miss two weeks, but will likely be sidelined for over a month. If there's good news, it's that the Cowboys are going on bye in Week 11, so Crawford has a free week to heal up.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 01:39:00 PM

Cowboys LE Tyrone Crawford suffered an MCL injury in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

A nine-game starter this season, Crawford is considered doubtful for next week's trip to London to take on the Jaguars. It's bad news for the thinnest front seven in the league.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford admits he's experienced more soreness than expected in his return from a torn Achilles' tendon, but claims he's "completely healed."

"It’s still sore, but that’s getting used to being at practice," Crawford said. "I’m just going to get through OTAs. ... Hopefully I feel good by training camp." The Cowboys' embarrassingly thin defensive line can ill afford a setback from Crawford, who's expected to see snaps both at three-technique and left end.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford (Achilles') participated on the first day of OTAs Tuesday.

Crawford practiced at left defensive end initially, but the Cowboys see him as primarily a three technique, competing for snaps with injured Henry Melton. The Cowboys are dangerously weak throughout the front seven. A big year from Crawford would go a long way toward stabilizing the defensive line.
Tue, May 27, 2014 01:31:00 PM

Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford (Achilles') said he's still trying to get back to 100 percent.

Crawford tore his Achilles' on the first day of training camp last summer. He's been taking part in offseason workouts but admits there's still " a lot of pain sometimes." Crawford is expected to see snaps inside and outside for Dallas at three-technique and left end, behind starters Henry Melton and George Selvie.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, May 13, 2014 09:38:00 AM

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