Crawford will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, ESPN Dallas reports. He played through the shoulder injury in the second half and Crawford was something of a disappointment after signing a big contract last offseason, finishing 2015 with 35 tackles including five sacks. If he can stay healthy next year, he still has a chance to develop into a disruptive inside force on the Cowboys' defensive line.
Crawford recorded five tackles, including his fourth sack of the season, in Thursday's loss to the Panthers. He also blocked a late field goal attempt after the game was well out of reach for the Cowboys. Crawford has been very hit or miss this season, and was held out of the box score entirely the week before against Miami, making him a marginal IDP play at best.
The Cowboys have signed defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford to a five-year contract worth $45 million, a source has told the Dallas Morning News. Crawford, who broke the news Saturday with a tweeted photo of himself signing the deal, enjoyed his finest season in 2014 by contributing to 33 tackles and recording three sacks. The tackle has shown the organization "everything we need to see to know that he can be one of the elite tackles in this league," said Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones.
Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ankle) and defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford (illness) are active for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Lions after both players were listed as questionable to play. Hitchens has been dealing with a right high ankle sprain, while Crawford suffered an allergic reaction, putting his status in doubt Sunday. The team had nine players listed as probable for the first-round playoff matchup, and all are active, including quarterback Tony Romo (back), running back DeMarco Murray (hand), guard Zack Martin (ankle), defensive tackles Josh Brent (calf) and Nick Hayden (shoulder), linebackers Bruce Carter (knee) and Rolando McClain (knee, illness) and safeties Jeff Heath (thumb) and C.J. Spillman (groin). Dallas is a 6-point favorite at home against Detroit.
Cowboys defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford is being treated for an infection in his throat, DallasCowboys.com reports. Crawford was listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Lions in Friday's injury report, but the defensive tackle is expected to be ready to roll by gametime. He finished the regular season with 33 total tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble in 15 games. Dallas is a 6 1/2-point home favorite for Sunday's first-round matchup with Detroit.