Cowboys’ Tyrone Crawford Tears Achilles, Out For Year
By Allen Kim
Dallas Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford is going to miss the entire 2013 NFL season after tearing his Achilles on the opening day of training camp during a non-contact drill.
Drafted in the third round last season out of Boise State, the 23-year-old defensive lineman was entering his second year in the league. He was set to play a key role as a reserve defensive end behind entrenched starters DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer.
With the lack of depth behind Ware and Spencer, there is a serious cause for concern along the defensive line. This already weak run-stopping unit will have even more questions marks surrounding them heading into the season with this loss.
The Cowboys are now looking for a defensive lineman to replace him. It’s possible they go after former Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham, who has been sitting in free agent purgatory for most of the offseason.