Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford underwent surgery to both hips to repair a labrum tear, Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram tweets. His injury was much more serious than initially thought, but he still plans on returning in the spring and playing in 2020, Hill hears.
Crawford didn’t look like himself this year as his hip issue limited him to a part-time role. Initially, the Cowboys planned on having him rest up and return, but they ultimately placed him on IR after a two-game breather on the bench.
Before all of this, Crawford was largely healthy throughout his Cowboys career. He missed only a handful of games between 2012-2018 and last year he started in all 15 of his games and notched a career-high 5.5 sacks.
Crawford, 30, has one more year to go on the five-year extension he inked with the club back in 2015. He’s slated to count for a $9.1MM cap figure in 2020 with a base salary of $8MM.
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