Dez Bryant isn’t the only Dallas Cowboy going under the knife this week.
Defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a rotator cuff that was actually injured for most of the season, Crawford announced on Twitter. Specifically, Crawford tore the rotator cuff in the Week 2 victory over the Eagles, but never missed a game. He’s optimistic his recovery from surgery won’t be a drawn out process.
“It was difficult but it wasn’t like I didn’t want to be out there with my guys,” Crawford told the team’s official website. “I didn’t want to be off the field. I tried not to use it as an excuse and just tried to get better and better every game. I’m going to bounce back and it’s not going to take me a long time.”
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Even with the bum shoulder, Crawford had a career year in 2015, with 35 tackles and five sacks—two more than his career total coming into the season.