Crawford missed some time in the preseason due to a concussion but he's since recovered and is the current starter at defensive tackle for Dallas.
He suffered a concussion during Sunday's practice, and given how thin their defensive line is, the
Crawford could be subject to the league's concussion protocol if the head injury is severe enough to keep him out of practice for multiple days. It's likely the
Crawford sat out Sunday's practice due to soreness in his back, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.
The Cowboys' defensive line is already depleted, with Maliek Collins (foot), Randy Gregory (suspension), Benson Mayowa (knee), and DeMarcus Lawrence (suspension) all missing time. Crawford now adds to that list, though his absence is expected to be too long. He had an MRI after sitting out practice Sunday and it doesn't appear to have revealed anything serious. Cedric Thorton, Terrell McClain, and Rodney Coe all figure to see some extra reps in practice while Crawford is out.
Tyrone Crawford says his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery is going well, David Helman of Dallas Dallas Cowboys .com reports. "It's extremely helpful to just have the strength back that I didn't have last year," Crawford said Friday. "I'm back up to almost where I was before the injury. I'm feeling real good. I'm feeling confident about it as well."
He also said he's prepared to move to defensive end for the first month of the season to cover for suspensions to Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence, a position he has played in the past before moving to the three-technique DT spot in coordinator Rod Marinelli's defense. "I'm going to do what I have to do. It's definitely a possibility if needed," Crawford said. "We can't have guys taking on such a big role they haven't taken on before, so it's all of us working together helping each other out." If Crawford does see significant snaps at DE over the first four weeks, he could be sneaky source of sacks in deep IDP leagues.
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|13||12/1/16||@ MIN||8:25 pm|
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