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Cowboys Defensive Tackle Tyrone Crawford Set For Shoulder Surgery

IRVING, Texas– Defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford is expected to have shoulder surgery Thursday.

Crawford tweeted Wednesday night he was set for surgery:

Following the Cowboys' 34-23 loss to the Redskins in the season finale this past Sunday, Crawford said he wasn't sure yet whether surgery was needed. The fourth-year defensive tackle said he played with a rotator cuff injury since Week 2 against Philadelphia.

"It was difficult but it wasn't like I didn't want to be out there with my guys," he said. "I didn't want to be off the field. I tried not to use it as an excuse and just tried to get better and better every game.

"I'm going to bounce back and it's not going to take me a long time."

The Cowboys signed Crawford to a five-year, $45 million contract just before the season opener. Starting all 16 games, he had a career-high 44 tackles and finished third on defense with a career-high five sacks to go along with 27 quarterback pressures.

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