Allen Kim

Cowboys’ Tyrone Crawford Tears Achilles, Out For Year

Created on Jul. 22, 2013 12:41 PM EST

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.