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Jones: Crawford replacement already on roster

Washington Redskins' Moss escapes the arms of Dallas Cowboys' Crawford during their NFL football game in Landover Reuters

The Cowboys need more linemen than in recent years by switching to a 4-3, but an injury to one of them isn’t going to trigger a shopping spree.

In the wake of the season-ending Achilles injury to defensive end Tyrone Crawford, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said they wouldn’t be looking elsewhere.

“The guy that will replace Crawford is already on the roster,” Jones said, via the team’s official website. “We certainly like the guys on our roster better than anyone that is out there.”

That’s not a good sign for Anthony Hargrove, who was cut before camp after a brief comeback attempt.

Crawford’s versatility made him a key figure for the Cowboys this year, and Jones referred to his loss as “crushing, . . . Absolutely crushing.”

The Cowboys will now look to young players behind DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer. The first options may be Kyle Wilber and Ben Bass, though they could also slide defensive tackle Jason Hatcher outside.

Of course, looking for outside help hasn’t been in the plan at many positions for the Cowboys. They haven’t done much of significance in free agency because of their salary cap penalties, and that doesn’t figure to change now.

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8 Responses to “Jones: Crawford replacement already on roster”
  1. bslice says: Jul 22, 2013 12:49 PM

    I think the Cowboys have 10m in cap space now. Not sure the cap penalty would prevent them from adding someone if they need it.

  2. ragingmouse says: Jul 22, 2013 12:53 PM

    Here we go…

    ” not the having a good time beer commercial”…

    Bummer !

  3. matt6464 says: Jul 22, 2013 1:00 PM

    No Doubt Jerry consider it to be either second-year guy Wilber or former Chief OLB Cameron Sheffield.

  4. tsizzlesucks says: Jul 22, 2013 1:07 PM

    nope…he’s going to play romo there cause they’re paying him a boatload and he sucks at qb…

  5. larrydavid7000 says: Jul 22, 2013 1:13 PM

    Who are the cowgirls kidding here???? The replacement is already on the roster??? This is why your a pathetic team and run by a pathetic owner. LOL and LMAO.!!!!

  6. ccjcsr says: Jul 22, 2013 1:24 PM

    Signing old FA is what gets you in trouble, it’s a new philosophy sit back and watch the wins pour in!

    #CowboyNationRiseUP

  7. oilman989 says: Jul 22, 2013 7:02 PM

    Crawford’s replacement is already on the roster. But since we don’t know who that is yet, we can’t identify him by name. Brilliant.

    Stephen Jones is a perfect extension of his old man. What a bloviating buffoon.

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 22, 2013 10:39 PM

    Stephen hopes he is already on the roster but don’t bet on it. Makes sense to sign John Abraham who had 10 sacks for the Falcons last year. He knows how to play DE in a 4-3.

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