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Tyrone Crawford carted off during first Cowboys practice

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Maybe having an extra week of training camp isn’t a good thing, after all.

During the first practice of the Cowboys’ 2013 training camp, which started two weeks to the day before the Hall of Fame game, defensive end Tyrone Crawford was carted off with a lower leg injury, according to multiple reports from the team’s training camp in Oxnard, California.

According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Crawford “banged his fist to the ground” in frustration while receiving medical attention.

The specific nature or severity of the injury isn’t yet known.  If Crawford, a third-round pick in 2012, misses significant time, it’ll hamper the team’s ability to shift from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3.  Though roughly the same height as starters DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Specer, Crawford’s listed weight of 285 outweighs each of them by more than 20 pounds.

Crawford’s injury comes after defensive tackle Jay Ratliff strained a hamstring during a Sunday conditioning test.  He’ll have an MRI, and he’ll remain on the physically unable to perform list until cleared to practice.

If Crawford’s injury is severe, the Cowboys likely will carry him on the 90-man roster until able to shift him to injured reserve without subjecting him to waivers.

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25 Responses to “Tyrone Crawford carted off during first Cowboys practice”
  1. skoobyfl says: Jul 21, 2013 8:25 PM

    It could be a cramp but it’s probably a MCL sprain.

  2. touchdownamericasteam says: Jul 21, 2013 8:29 PM

    Next man up!

  3. doomsdaydefensetx says: Jul 21, 2013 8:29 PM

    Damn, he was looking to take a big step this year. I really hope there’s no structural damage.

  4. touchdownamericasteam says: Jul 21, 2013 8:38 PM

    Early reports say it looks like an Achilles injury, time to dial up Abraham

  5. jagwires says: Jul 21, 2013 8:41 PM

    Tis the season. Alot of injuries happen in these training camps. Best wishes in recovery.

  6. rizzof57 says: Jul 21, 2013 8:59 PM

    How about them Cowboys, at least he did not get drunk and kill his team mate.

  7. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jul 21, 2013 9:04 PM

    Queue the Cowboys fan boys and their litany of excuses. “We would have made the Superbowl if not for all the bad luck with injuries again.”

    Injuries are part of the game — all teams have to deal with it. If your team doesn’t have the depth to recover from injuries, it isn’t bad luck. It means you have a bad team.

    You are what your record says you are. Cowboys are a 7-9 team this year.

  8. nje22 says: Jul 21, 2013 9:10 PM

    And thus begins the 35 days of terror of praying not to see you main guy shred an achilles on a one on one nebraska drill

  9. rizzof57 says: Jul 21, 2013 9:12 PM

    get your popcorn ready Jason Garrett

  10. fafaflunky says: Jul 21, 2013 9:18 PM

    put jerrah in, after all he does
    do everything else on the team..

  11. mikellie says: Jul 21, 2013 9:26 PM

    No worries, he will be good to go when the season starts.

  12. rizzof57 says: Jul 21, 2013 9:46 PM

    Lets see the Cowboys will start the season, 2-6 and lose 4 games within 4 pts or less, then Jerry will fire Garrett. THE END,

  13. giantsfan64 says: Jul 21, 2013 10:00 PM

    Guess those new pads work great

  14. ohiobears says: Jul 21, 2013 10:02 PM

    Yeah, they should definitely be ahead of the bears on the power rankings.

  15. zack2482 says: Jul 21, 2013 10:10 PM

    The Cowboy’s record is 0-0 moron. Your record says what you record is? No one is talking about last year any more.

  16. cdrion21 says: Jul 21, 2013 10:39 PM

    The headline should read “It took one practice for cowboy fans to have an excuse on why Romo chokes in December and January again”

  17. touchdownamericasteam says: Jul 21, 2013 10:45 PM

    Queue the clever kid with the clever name that makes fun of the cowboys. Everyone is 0-0 junior. And nobody is going to make excuses over a 2nd year defensive lineman going down, except maybe you if it happens to your team.

  18. officialgame says: Jul 21, 2013 10:47 PM

    Having a good season goes hand in hand with having good health which is why you can throw out all those pre season predictions.

  19. touchdownamericasteam says: Jul 21, 2013 10:48 PM

    But it is nice to see the reduced offseason practice schedule cut down on injuries….

  20. stevenvanover says: Jul 21, 2013 11:54 PM

    Lead paragraph is about how long camp is when this happened on day 1?

    Poor reporting is … well, poor reporting. Happens a lot when you report from Twitter versus sources.

    Next, I was on site and was/am aware of the injury within 30 min.

    Confusing as to why the bad lead in or lack of information. Lots of “sizzle” though. Just no steak.

  21. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 22, 2013 12:51 AM

    The guys who spend time keeping themselves in good condition in the offseason are less likely to suffer these early injuries. Sometimes its just plain old bad luck though.

    Sucks for the player and team.

  22. 4512dawg4512 says: Jul 22, 2013 5:18 AM

    I like how Jerry Jones regrets getting rid of Terrell Owens, and he should

  23. mikejsmith32 says: Jul 22, 2013 7:21 AM

    Is Rob Ryan wanted for questioning? Is he even a suspect?

    I’d bring him in, if I were Oxnard PD.

  24. conormacleod says: Jul 22, 2013 8:40 AM

    Non vital player on a non contending team. Nothing to see here folks.

  25. ccjcsr says: Jul 22, 2013 9:12 AM

    Torn Achilles, Man this sucks but its early time for someone else to step up!

    #Cowboyswillriseagain

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