Cowboys Lose Defensive End for Season with Torn Achilles

OXNARD, Calif. (CBSDC/AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford is out for the season after tearing his Achilles tendon during the first full workout of training camp.

Crawford went down during non-contact individual drills. He pounded the ground in anger and covered his face with his hands as he was taken off the field in a cart.

The second-year player is a backup who is listed as an end but can play tackle. He thanked his fans on Twitter, writing that their support was “very much needed right now.”

Crawford appeared in all 16 games last year and was expected to play a “huge role” for the Cowboys this season.

The Washington Redskins also have injury issues on the defensive line with end Adam Carriker stating he would begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

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