OXNARD, Calif. -- The Dallas Cowboys worst concerns regarding defensive end Tyrone Crawford were concerned late Sunday as he will undergo surgery following a season-ending torn Achilles sustained here on the opening day of training camp.
Team vice president Stephen Jones expressed concern about a tear before the diagnosis was made official, and Crawford -- a 2012 third-round pick out of Boise State with so much promise that Dallas is prepared to employ for just one more season Pro Bowler Anthony Spencer, who plays ahead of did the same immediately following the non-contact injury, expressing to trainers his belief of the nature of the injury.
"This is part of our game, and it's disappointing," Jones said. "Crawford is probably our top young defensive lineman. That's a shame. Knowing him, he's such a diligent worker, he'll get right on it and be back."