Early on in Sunday’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers there was quite the scary sight at AT&T Stadium.
Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford laid on the ground needing help from the medical staff. Trainers took to his side, players gathered around in prayer, and ultimately Crawford was carted off the field and taken to the hospital.
As noted, the Cowboys would go on to win, but after the game every player spoke about wishing Crawford the best and hoping for as smooth and fast of a recovery as possible. Sunday afternoon the Cowboys announced that he had been released from the hospital and that he would be re-evaluated in the coming week.
The biggest detail here is that all signs were negative. We all root for Crawford the football player, but his well-being in general is a much larger priority. It’s great to see that tests checked out and that he’s doing as best as he can.
It’s obviously to be determined what Crawford’s playing status is going forward, but with the Cowboys having clinched the NFC East against Tampa Bay they don’t necessarily need to play their starters against the Giants (a debate for another day). Whether he can contribute in the playoffs will have to be determined.