Crawford finished the regular season with 34 tackles, five sacks, two passes defended and a forced fumble.
The sacks tied his career high while the tackles fell one short of his previous best. The 29-year-old Crawford is one of the more senior members of a young Cowboys defense, and while he'll never be an IDP asset, he figures to remain a steadying presence up front in Dallas if he doesn't find himself a cap casualty in the offseason.
Crawford sat out Dallas' season finale win over the Giants, but he now appears to have fully recovered from his neck injury. Barring any setbacks, the 29-year-old pass rusher will resume his usual starting role against the Seahawks.
Crawford logged a limited practice session Tuesday.
Crawford missed the season finale against the Giants, but it appears he's trending in the right direction. The 29-year-old adds a solid pass-rushing touch with 5.5 sacks this season, and he'll have a favorable opportunity to add to that in the wild-card round versus the Seahawks, as quarterback Russell Wilson is tied for third in the league with 51 sacks.
Coach Jason Garrett indicated he expects Crawford (neck) to at least be a limited participant at practice Tuesday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Crawford was forced to sit out the regular-season finale after being carted off with the neck injury Week 15, though he was listed as questionable. Given how often coaches remain vague with injuries, it's a good sign to see Garrett specify Crawford would "at least" be a limited participant.
Crawford (neck) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Crawford was deemed day-to-day by coach Jason Garrett earlier this week, but he was still a non-participant at practice. The 29-year-old will have to hope he can return next week in time for the Cowboys' game in the wild-card round.
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