Todd Archer of ESPN reports that Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford suffered a lateral ankle sprain during Tuesday’s practice.
However, the good news is that X-rays came back negative on his ankle and while there’s no timetable for his return right now, the expectation is that he should be ready for the start of the season, according to Clarence Hill.
Ian Rapoport reports that Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford will get x-rays taken on his injured right ankle, but it’s possible that this injury may not be as bad as it looked.
While not 100 percent certain, David Chao mentions that it appears Crawford has a lower ankle injury and as long as there’s no fracture, he could be ready for the start of the season.
Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford suffered what appears to be a serious right ankle injury during Tuesday’s practice as he attempted to tackle RB Ezekiel Elliott, per David Moore.
Here’s a photo of the injury:
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Crawford was down and clearly in a lot of pain after the play ended. He was later carted off of the practice field and was visibly upset.
Dallas is already shorthanded on their defensive line, so losing Crawford for an extended period of time could be a big blow to their defense.
Crawford, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2012. He’s is in the third year of his six-year, $45.675 million contract that included $17.425 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $7.25 million and $6 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2016, Crawford appeared in 14 games and recorded 28 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and two fumble recoveries.
We’ll have more regarding Crawford’s injury as the news is available.