[UPDATE 10 pm CDT] The preliminary report is that the injury to Crawford may not be as severe as first feared.
It sounds like preliminary diagnosis on #Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford is lateral ankle sprain, which is not a long-term injury— Ed Werder (@EdwerderRFA) August 9, 2017
[UPDATE 10:15 pm CDT] It looks like Crawford may be ready for regular season.
Confirmed from source, lateral ankle sprain for Tyrone Crawford...ie badly rolled ankle. But no break. Will be ready for start of season— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) August 9, 2017
Tyrone Crawford suffered an ankle injury today at training camp, he was carted off the field after this play:
Tyrone Crawford is down. Doesn't look good. pic.twitter.com/W8bPOjTLXV— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 9, 2017
Tyrone Crawford being carted off the field. Looks to be wiping tears from his eyes— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 9, 2017
Tyrone Crawford goes down tackling Ezekiel Elliott. Trainers help him up and put him on cart. Right ankle injury. Buries head in hand.— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) August 9, 2017
Definitely right ankle injury on DE Tyrone Crawford. Ankle bends at 90 degree angle when caught under Ezekiel Elliott foot.— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) August 9, 2017
The injury happened towards the end of practice during team drills. Crawford got tangled up with Ezekiel Elliott and landed awkwardly. There is no definitive report yet, but this picture does not look good at all.
Dallas Cowboys Tyrone Crawford appears to get his ankle hurt in a play with Ezekiel Elliott in practice. @dmn_cowboys pic.twitter.com/JlM6SLxYGa— Vernon Bryant (@VBdmnphoto) August 9, 2017
We’re not exactly sure about the specifics of the injury but it doesn’t look to be good for the Cowboys. Crawford has been one of those guys that can give them pass rush wherever they need to play him. He’s been having a strong camp and has shown himself as one of the better pass rushers but once again, he’s going to miss some time.
If this is what it looks like, it is the first major injury for the Cowboys since camp began. On the positive side, the team has a lot of depth at defensive end should Crawford miss an extended amount of time. However, the suspensions of David Irving and Damontre Moore could lead to some issues early in the season.