As expected, Crawford (ankle) was able to fully participate in Wednesday's practice.
Crawford suffered a lateral sprain early on in camp, which subsequently sidelined him for a few weeks. However, the team was hopeful he would be available for Week 1, and barring any setbacks, he is seemingly in line to start at defensive end Sunday night.
Crawford's return is important for the Cowboys since defensive tackle David Irving (suspension) will not be available for the first game. Heading into his sixth season, Crawford will be expected to be a force as an edge rusher across from DeMarcus Lawrence.
Crawford has been diagnosed with a lateral ankle sprain, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.
Crawford was carted off the field during Tuesday's practice, but a subsequent X-ray has cleared him of any sort of break. That said, there's a chance the Cowboys hold him out for the entire preseason to make sure he's 100 percent healthy for the opener, so it will be a situation to monitor over the next month or so. For now, Crawford remains without any sort of timetable for a return.
Crawford was carted off the practice field with a leg injury on Tuesday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Crawford was seen with a trainer holding down his right leg as he was carted off the field Tuesday. Though the team has yet to comment on the specifics of his injury, it appears as though it may be serious. It's unclear how long he'll be out at this point. For the time being, expect Taco Charlton to see some time with the starting defense while Crawford recovers.
|3||9/25/17||@ ARI||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/22/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ WAS||4:25 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ ATL||4:25 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ NYG||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ OAK||8:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|