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Cowboys Sign DT Tyrone Crawford To A 5-Year, $45M Extension

Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford announced via his Twitter account Saturday that he has signed a new extension that will keep him in Dallas for the next five years.

  • According to Ian Rapoport, Crawford receives a five-year, $45 million extension from the Cowboys.
  • Ian Rapoport and Todd Archer are reporting that Crawford receives $25.7 million guaranteed as part of this agreement.
  • Crawford also gets $17.4M fully guaranteed in this contract, per Rapoport.

Earlier in the week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that the Cowboys were are “aggressively” trying to lock up Crawford long-term, and could have an agreement in place by Sunday.

Crawford, 25, is in the final year of his four-year, $2.675 million rookie contract that included a $575,252 signing bonus. He stands to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2015 season.

Dallas used a third round pick on Crawford back in 2012 and he’s quickly become their best interior defensive lineman.

In 2014, Crawford appeared in 15 games for the Cowboys and recorded 32 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defense. Last year, Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 15 defensive tackle out of 81 qualifying players.

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