Crawford recorded two tackles (one solo) and a sack across 51 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Giants.
The Cowboys defense was able to shut down the Giants offense for the majority of the contest, sacking Eli Manning four times in the process -- including Crawford's first of the season. The defensive end managed to play 75 percent of the Cowboys' defensive snaps, a similar number to DeMarcus Lawrence and Taco Charlton.
Crawford has been taking snaps at tackle during practice this week, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Crawford's versatility has made him a very useful player for the Cowboys -- even if it does his IDP value no favors -- and it looks like another position switch could be in the works for the 28-year-old with David Irving suspended for the first four games of the season and Randy Gregory apparently ready to contribute at defensive end. Crawford's production likely won't change much if he does line up at DT rather than DE, but if Taco Charlton locks down a starting role while Crawford is playing inside, his snaps could suffer significantly once Irving is back on the field.
Crawford will resume his role as a starting defensive end for the Cowboys, looking to build off of another successful campaign in 2017 in which he recorded 27 tackles (18 solo) and four sacks. He likely doesn't produce enough to warrant IDP ownership in most leagues, having never topped five sacks in a season, but Crawford remains a steady presence for Dallas opposite DeMarcus Lawrence.
Crawford finished the regular season with 27 tackles, including four sacks, and two passes defended in 16 games.
It's just the third time in his five-year career that Crawford has suited up for all 16 games. The defensive lineman remains a jack-of-all-trades for the Cowboys, bouncing between end and tackle as needed, but that role also limits his IDP upside -- he has only 16.5 career sacks, with a career high of five set in 2015.
|5||10/7/18||@ HOU||8:20 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ WAS||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/11/18||@ PHI||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
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