Even before Tyrone Crawford ended up in the middle of a scuffle at a recent minicamp practice, the Cowboys defensive lineman was irritated.
Crawford tugged at the brace on his right knee before team drills at Valley Ranch. He went over to three athletic trainers on the sideline and had one adjust the brace.
For a player who missed all of last season after tearing his left Achilles tendon on the first day of training camp, Crawford wanted to make sure everything fit just right.
The Cowboys have been proactive this offseason in making changes they hope will help reduce the high number of injuries in the last two seasons.
The Cowboys have lost 133 games by starters because of injury over the last two seasons, the third-highest total in the NFL. Last season alone, the Cowboys used 21 different defensive linemen after a wave of injuries crippled the unit.
They even lost their leading tackler for the upcoming season when middle linebacker Sean Lee tore his left anterior cruciate liga...