Tyrone 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 Dallas 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.
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.
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
Dallas is a 6-point favorite at home against Detroit.
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.
Crawford played in 15 games for Dallas this season, totaling 33 tackles and three sacks while Hitchens had 75 total tackles and one interception.
The Cowboys have also listed the following players as probable for Sunday: quarterback
The Cowboys are currently 6 1/2-point favorites at home against Detroit.
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