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Tyrone Crawford





Boise State
7 Years Pro

2017 Season



09/12/15: Signed a five-year contract extension through 2020.

08/27/13: Placed on Reserve/Injured with an Achilles injury.

04/27/12: Drafted in the third round (81st overall) by Dallas.


Gameday Photos


With their second selection of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys addressed the defensive line with a raw and gifted athlete in Tyrone Crawford in the third round (81st overall). Crawford worked into the mix on the defensive line as a rookie, playing in all 16 games and posted 33 tackles and five pressures. He worked through the offseason to compete for a starting spot in 2013 but a torn Achilles tendon suffered in training camp ended his season before it started. He spent 2013 rehabbing the injury and returned in full health for 2014, starting the season as one of the team’s defensive ends before moving inside and starting 12 regular season games and both playoff contests at tackle. With a full year as a starter under his belt, Crawford manned one of the inside spots in 2015 and started all 16 games for the first time in his career, finishing third on the team with 5.0 sacks. Crawford finished 2016 with 4.5 sacks and six stops for losses, playing both inside and outside spots. He signed a five-year contract extension at the beginning of 2015 and is in prime position to be a dominant force on Dallas’ defensive front for years to come.



  • Started all 14 regular season games he played, missing two with a shoulder and hamstring injury, and tallied 21 tackles, 4.5 sacks - third on the team - a career-high six stops for losses (second) and 17 pressures - second.
  • Posted two tackles in the opener against the N.Y. Giants (9/11) then mixed in at end in the second half at Washington (9/18) and had one sack and a pressure.
  • In his 50th career outing, shifted outside to start at end against Chicago (9/25) and notched three tackles, two for losses, a hurry and his first career fumble recovery.
  • Again started at end and had a sack, two hurries and four tackles in the win at San Francisco (10/2).
  • In the overtime win against Philadelphia (10/30), had one tackle, 1.5 sacks - his second career multi-sack game- two tackles for losses and a fumble recovery.
  • Had a team-best four hurries with one tackle and a stop for a loss on Thanksgiving Day against Washington (11/24).
  • As a reserve in the Divisional Game against Green Bay (1/15/17), had a tackle and a hurry.


  • Started all 16 games for the first time in his career and placed third on the defense with 5.0 sacks (career-best) and 27 pressures, 10th with a career-high 44 tackles, while adding two stops for losses, and a pass breakup.
  • Posted two tackles, the first sack of the season for the defense, a tackle for a loss and a pressure in the sea- son-opening win against the N.Y. Giants (9/13).
  • Assisted on one tackle, to give him 75 career stops, along with a hurry against Atlanta (9/27), then led the team with four pressures with two tackles at New Orleans (10/4).
  • Had a sack, a pressure and four stops against New England (10/11), then posted a team-high tying four pres- sures with one breakup and one tackle against Philadelphia (11/8).
  • Posted a season-best five tackles with one sack and two breakups at Tampa Bay (11/15), then had four tackles, a sack, one hurry and his first career blocked kick - a field goal attempt - on Thanksgiving Day against Carolina (11/26).
  • Had two tackles, two pressures and a sack against the N.Y. Jets (12/19), then tallied three tackles to give him a career-high 40 stops on the season against Buffalo (12/27).


  • Returned to the field after missing 2013 with a torn Achilles and started all 15 games he played, finishing 11th on the defense with 37 tackles, tied for third with 3.0 sacks and second with a personal-high 29 hurries.
  • Was voted by his teammates as the Ed Block Courage Award winner for his work in getting back on the field after suffering the season-ending Achilles injury in 2013.
  • In the season opener against San Francisco (9/7), made his first career start and finished with one pressure.
  • Had a career-best five quarterback hurries in the win at Tennessee (9/14).
  • Notched three tackles and a team-high tying three pressures in the come-back win at St. Louis (9/21).
  • In the overtime win against Houston (10/5), finished with four tackles, one pressure and his first career tackle for a loss.
  • Had a season-best and career-high six tackles (five solo) with a pair of pressures against the N.Y. Giants (10/19).
  • Had two tackles and three pressures against Arizona (11/2) before injuring his knee in the fourth quarter.
  • After missing the game at Jacksonville (11/9) in London, returned to play at the N.Y. Giants (11/23) and had five tackles and two hurries.
  • Had two tackles, his first career sack and first career forced fumble - on the same play - along with a hurry on Thanksgiving Day against Philadelphia (11/27).
  • Had his first career multi-sack game with two at Philadelphia (12/14).
  • Led the defensive line with four tackles with a pressure and a breakup in the Wild Card Playoff Game against Detroit (1/4/15).
  • Added two tackles, a pressure and a breakup in the Divisional Playoff loss at Green Bay (1/11/15).


  • Tore his Achilles tendon during a training camp practice, underwent surgery and spent the season rehabbing.


  • Played in all 16 games as a reserve end and finished with 33 tackles and five pressures.
  • Made his NFL debut in the opener at the N.Y. Giants (9/5) but did not record any stats.
  • Recorded the first stats of his career with three tackles and two pressures in the home-opening win over Tampa Bay (9/23).
  • Had a season-best five tackles on Thanksgiving Day against Washington (11/22).
  • Had three tackles in each of the final three games of his rookie season - against Pittsburgh (12/16) and New Orleans (12/23) and at Washington (12/30).


  • Earned All-American Dream Team honors from The NFL Draft Report and was named All-Western Athletic Con- ference first-team by the league’s coaches as a senior.
  • Part of a defensive line that led the WAC and ranked 17th nationally in run defense and first in the WAC, 12th in the country in scoring defense and total defense (16th in the country).
  • Started 11 games while leading the team - tied for fourth in the WAC - with 6.5 sacks. Also paced the Broncos with 13.5 tackles for loss (third in the conference) while tallying 44 tackles, two quarterback pressures, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries - one returned for a touchdown - and a blocked kick.
  • Played in all 13 games as a reserve weak-side defensive end during his first season at Boise State and received All-America honorable mention from Sports Illustrated.
  • Finished second on the squad with 7.0 sacks and tied for the team lead with 13.5 tackles for loss.
  • Recorded 32 tackles with a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, a pass deflection and a blocked kick.
  • Received All-America, All-State and All-Southern California Football Association first-team honors in addition to being named the SCFA and National Northern Division Defensive Most Valuable Player honors at Bakersfield Junior College.
  • Notched 42 tackles and led the team (eighth among state junior colleges) with 8.0 sacks and 14 stops for loss.
  • Earned All-SCFA first-team honors at Bakersfield as a freshman.
  • Played in nine games with 38 tackles, 6.0 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, one breakup and a fumble recovery.


  • Attended Catholic Central High School, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, where he was a three-sport standout.
  • In four seasons on the gridiron, including his last two campaigns serving as team captain, the two-way player earned All-Windsor & Essex County Secondary School Athletic Association first-team honors.
  • Lettered twice in track and field at Central Catholic, as he captured gold medals both seasons in the shot put at the WECSSAA, South Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association and Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations championships.
  • Also won gold medals in the discus at the WECSSAA and SWOSSAA finals in 2004 and 2005.
  • Added two letters in basketball and was named the WECSSA Most Valuable Player in 2007.
  • Was a physical education major.
  • He and his wife, Kelsey, were married in March, 2016.


  • 2012 Rookie Club presented by UnitedHealthcare.
  • 2012 NFL United Way Hometown Huddle.
  • 2012-17 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • 2013-15, 2017 Dallas Cowboys Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.
  • 2014 Stars over Texas Racing Against the Odds benefiting the American Diabetes Association.
  • 2014 Draft Day Movie Premiere.
  • 2014-15, 2017 Early Thanksgiving Day Meal at The Salvation Army.
  • 2014 USA Football and Football Canada Press Conference guest speaker.
  • 2014 Team Cowboys/Komen Race for the Cure Registration event.
  • 2014 Cowboys United Way Hometown Huddle Play 60 Clinic.
  • 2014 Fitness Zone Dedication at The Salvation Army.
  • 2015-16 Reliant Home Run Derby benefiting the Salvation Army.
  • 2014 NFL Play 60 clinic, London, England.
  • 2014 Fan Appreciation Pep Rally, London, England.
  • 2015 Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party benefiting North Texas Food Bank.
  • 2016 Fashion’s for First Downs Dallas Cowboys Women’s Charity Fashion Show.
  • 2016 Dirk Nowitzki Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game.
  • 2017 The Salvation Army volunteer bell ringer.
  • 2017 Fuel Up to Play60 School visit.
  • 2017 Character Playbook School Launch.
  • 2017 Fuel Up to Play60 Special Guest Presenter.
  • Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Kickoff Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.


Career Stats


Recent Games

17@PHIW 6-01100-0-----0-
16SEAL 12-213210-1-----0-
15@OAKW 20-173120-0-----0-
14@NYGW 30-102200-0-----0-
13WASW 38-142200-1-----0-
12LACL 6-281010-0-----0-
11PHIL 9-37-000-0-----0-
10@ATLL 7-271100-0-----0-
9KCW 28-170------------
8@WASW 33-194221-0-----1-
7@SFW 40-102201-0-----01
5GBL 31-351101-0-----0-
4LAL 30-351100-0-----0-
3@ARIW 28-173211-0-----0-
2@DENL 17-421010-0-----0-
1NYGW 19-32110-0-----0-


TOTAL 77143954816.504000-0


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TOTAL 7700-03000000

regular season

wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/10/2017NYGW 3-19102110-0-----0-
209/17/2017@DENL 17-42101010-0-----0-
309/25/2017@ARIW 28-17113211-0-----0-
410/01/2017LAL 35-30111100-0-----0-
510/08/2017GBL 35-31111101-0-----0-
710/22/2017@SFW 40-10112201-0-----01
810/29/2017@WASW 33-19114221-0-----1-
911/05/2017KCW 17-28110------------
1011/12/2017@ATLL 7-27111100-0-----0-
1111/19/2017PHIL 37-911-000-0-----0-
1211/23/2017LACL 28-6111010-0-----0-
1311/30/2017WASW 14-38112200-1-----0-
1412/10/2017@NYGW 30-10112200-0-----0-
1512/17/2017@OAKW 20-17113120-0-----0-
1612/24/2017SEAL 21-12113210-1-----0-
1712/31/2017@PHIW 6-0111100-0-----0-
TOTAL 1614271894-2-----11

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

Arizona Cardinals13211-0-----
Atlanta Falcons11100-0-----
Denver Broncos11010-0-----
Green Bay Packers11101-0-----
Kansas City Chiefs10----------
Los Angeles Chargers11010-0-----
Los Angeles Rams11100-0-----
New York Giants24310-0-----
Oakland Raiders13120-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles21100-0-----
San Francisco 49ers12201-0-----
Seattle Seahawks13210-1-----
Washington Redskins26421-1-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

Outside Own Division10161063-1-----
vs AFC Teams45140-0-----
vs NFC Teams12221754-2-----
vs Own Division611831-1-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH


defensive splits - split by STADIUM

AT&T Stadium810731-2-----
Levi's® Stadium12201-0-----
Lincoln Financial Field11100-0-----
Mercedes-Benz Stadium11100-0-----
MetLife Stadium12200-0-----
Oakland Coliseum13120-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High11010-0-----
University of Phoenix Stadium13211-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES


defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)23210-1-----

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

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Arizona Cardinals1------
Atlanta Falcons1------
Denver Broncos1------
Green Bay Packers1------
Kansas City Chiefs1------
Los Angeles Chargers1------
Los Angeles Rams1------
New York Giants2------
Oakland Raiders1------
Philadelphia Eagles2------
San Francisco 49ers1----1-
Seattle Seahawks1------
Washington Redskins2------

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

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Outside Own Division10----1-
vs AFC Teams4------
vs NFC Teams12----1-
vs Own Division6------

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

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fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
AT&T Stadium8------
Levi's® Stadium1----1-
Lincoln Financial Field1------
Mercedes-Benz Stadium1------
MetLife Stadium1------
Oakland Coliseum1------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1------
University of Phoenix Stadium1------

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2------

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE


Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

Home Games810731-2-----
Road Games8171163-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

Ahead by 1-8 Points4402-1-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points5230-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points4310-0-----
Behind by 9-16 Points2020-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

1st Half141043-1-----
2nd Half13851-1-----
Last Two Minutes of Half2201-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line3120-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line131033-2-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line5320-0-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line6421-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

1st Quarter8530-0-----
2nd Quarter6513-1-----
3rd Quarter8531-0-----
4th Quarter5320-1-----
4th Quarter within 73300-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

Margin 0-746421-0-----
Margin 15+811831-1-----
Margin 8-14410642-1-----