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Crawford Doesn’t Get ‘C’ Patch
The Cowboys’ 2012 third-round draft pick, Crawford is an underrated yet valuable member of the defense, a five-year starter anchoring a top-ten run defense. So valuable, in fact, that Crawford was among Dallas’ captains for the 2018 campaign.
No such luck this year. The team voted to name quarterback Dak Prescott and guard Zack Martin (offense), defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and linebacker Jaylon Smith (defense), and punter Chris Jones and safety Jeff Heath (special teams) as the captains for 2019, it was revealed Friday, right around the time the Crawford video leaked.
It’s unclear if the intense altercation factored into Crawford not returning with the ‘C’ on his chest. All things considered, however, it likely didn’t help his cause.
Status for the Season
Crawford, 29, spent most of training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list due to a nagging hip injury. He, along with fellow starter Lawrence (shoulder), were removed from the injured list on Aug. 20 and have since taken part in Dallas’ Week 1 practices.
Crawford, who notched 34 tackles and 5.5 sacks last season, is entering the penultimate year of his six-year, $45.675 million contract, inked in 2015. He’s due to collect $7 million in base salary and will count $10.1 million against the Cowboys’ salary cap — the sixth-highest number currently on payroll.
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