Tyrone Crawford’s Strength is Back

Crawford ended the 2015 season with a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder

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At the end of 2015, Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford was playing with a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, an injury that sapped the strength from the shoulder to the point that Crawford said he couldn’t bench press 225 pounds.

But Crawford had surgery in January and the strength has returned. Crawford said this week that he was back to 450 pounds on the bench press.

The Cowboys were planning on using Crawford at defensive tackle when they signed him to a five-year, $42.5 million deal last September, but the suspension to Randy Gregory means Crawford will probably begin the year as an end.

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Crawford isn’t worried about making the change.

“The blocking—the different blocks you’re going to get—are a little different at defensive end,” Crawford said, per ESPN Dallas. “But all of my reads will probably come right back as soon as I do it for a little while.”

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