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Crawford Trying for Starting Job

Tyrone Crawford was selected in the third round of the 2012 draft



    With a talented but aging defensive line in place, 2012 third round pick Tyrone Crawford won’t likely win a starting job this season, but that’s not going to stop him from trying.

    "For me and every single guy on the defensive line, they will tell me and even the vets like Hatch and Rat, go into every year trying to be a starter," Crawford said, per ESPN Dallas. "That's what I do every year, even if I don't get the starting spot. I'm playing like a starter when I'm on second string. We all have big roles. If we can fill those roles this year like we're starters (playing) on the second string, we might have one of the best defensive line in the NFL."

    The projected starting defensive front is DeMarcus Ware, Jason Hatcher, Jay Ratliff and Anthony Spencer. But the way Kiffin runs his defense, Crawford will likely get plenty of time on the field.

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