After a very promising offseason last year, Cowboys defensive end / defensive tackle (we’re still not sure what his primary position will be this year) Tyrone Crawford suffered a torn achilles on the first day of training camp, ending his 2013 season before it started. Now on the mend and ready to finally cash in on the promise of last summer, Crawford is being helped along by a defensive coaching staff that includes Rod Marinelli, Monte Kiffin and player-turned-coach Leon “Big Cat” Lett.
“I’m really excited to be coached by them. They’re Great,” Crawford told Bryan Broaddus of DallasCowboys.com. “Big Cat’s obviously played and he can tell you a lot from experience and (assistant defensive line and defensive ends coach Ben) Bloom is really smart. He definitely corrects me when I’m wrong, Coach Marinelli, they all correct me when I’m wrong, and recently it’s been a lot. I knew that was going to happen because I’m a little rusty, but love the coaching, they’re doing a great job with us right now and every day I’m getting better under them.”
After sitting out for all of last year, Crawford is just excited to pad up again.
“I’m just getting ready to get off the ball in a game,” he said. “See what it’s like wearing pads again and just being able to incorporate all my different moves and make the offensive linemen be aware that I have a bullrush as well.”
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