Tyrone Crawford Announces Retirement

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Free Agent defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford has announced his retirement from the NFL.  Crawford spent the first eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.

Defensive Lineman Tyrone Crawford Retires

In 2020, Tyrone Crawford played in all 16 games despite only starting three contests. Crawford recorded 2.0 sacks, seven tackles, two tackles for loss, and logged four quarterback hits. In a season where the Dallas Cowboys defense struggled mightily, Crawford followed suit posting back-to-back seasons of less than four starts and under three sacks.

While Crawford failed to make a significant impact for Dallas, he spent 41% of snaps on the field. Crawford’s 2020 snap count is down roughly 20% and 200 physical snaps from 2014 to 2018.

Crawford struggled to stay on the field in 2019, playing in four games and only starting two. The Veteran defensive end saw his most productive season in 2015. During that season, Crawford started all 16 games played and had his highest snap count at 706. In those games he recorded  5.0 sacks, 23 solo tackles, 7 tackles for loss, and hitting the opposing quarterbacks nine times. Crawford’s second-most productive season was 2018 when he had 5.5 sacks on 17 solo tackles, and four tackles for loss. Over the course of his career, he has managed 25.0 sacks with 120 solo tackles, and 33 tackles for loss.

Crawford’s college career featured Bakersfield College. Due to him attending high school in Canada, Crawford did not meet the academic standards to attend Boise State University or Michigan State University–both of whom recruited Crawford heavily. He had to enroll at Bakersfield before becoming eligible to play for the Boise State Broncos. While playing at Bakersfield Junior College Crawford recorded 28 solo tackles, 14 tackles for loss, and eight sacks in 2009.

While at Boise State University, Crawford played two seasons. In 2010 Crawford appeared in all 13 games. He played as a second-string defensive end recording 13 solo tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, and 7.0 sacks. He led the team in tackles for loss and was second in sacks. During 2011 the future third round pick registered 20 solo tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks earning a spot on the first team All-Mountain West Conference. Crawford made a significant impact for the Broncos before being drafted 81st overall by the Dallas Cowboys.

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