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Cowboys Practice & Injury Update: Tyrone Crawford Thinks He'll Play Next Game, Roster Move Coming At Linebacker

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Even during the bye week, news keeps happening at Valley Ranch.

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The Dallas Cowboys gathered for another short practice this week, and had the same participants as yesterday. That would mean Tony Romo and Rolando McClain dressed while Tyrone Crawford and Tyler Patmon did not. It's likely that Romo and McClain did very little at the practice but they were dressed.

The good news from today is that Tyrone Crawford thinks he will be ready to play against the New York Giants on November 23rd.

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford says he’s on schedule to play against the New York Giants on Nov. 23.

"It’s all right," Crawford said Thursday. "I’m feeling a lot better. Me and [associate athletic trainer Britt Brown] have been working, doing different things rehab-wise to strengthen it, so it’s feeling good." Crawford’s goal is to improve his lateral movement, something he’ll be working on at the team’s Valley Ranch practice facility during their bye week. "This is the greatest time for the bye week to come," Crawford said, "for me at least."

Great news there.

The Cowboys will also be adding a new linebacker if he passes a physical. And it's someone they just played against.

The Dallas Cowboys are adding former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Dekoda Watson to their active roster, according to a source. The fifth-year linebacker started at outside linebacker against the Cowboys on Sunday in London. On Tuesday, the Jaguars released Watson.

The Cowboys special teams have been struggling this year and Watson has done some good work on that unit for his former team. Jason Garrett had this to say:

"A veteran player who’s a very good [special] teams player, can go in and play on defense for us," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Thursday morning about Watson. "Has a comfort level with the scheme that we have both on special teams and on defense and did a nice job in the game the other day. I think he had a couple, three tackles and really kind of showed up. Kind of admired him from afar. Some of the coaches on our staff have been around him and really like him."

To make room for him the Cowboys will have to release a player. They will also need to make a decision on Amobi Okoye. They can either activate him, put him on the NFI list for the season, or release him.