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Cowboys Sign Tyrone Crawford To Extension

NFL News
September 12, 2015

After word surfaced of the Cowboys’ interest in signing Tyrone Crawford to an extension, the team acted quickly. Crawford agreed to a five-year, $45MM pact that includes $27.5MM in guaranteed money, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter and Todd Archer (on Twitter).

The 6-foot-4, 275-pound defender confirmed the extension in a series of tweets, including the signing of the contract.

The fourth-year player emerged last season after starting no games in his first two years, one of which derailed by a season-ending injury, and became a dependable defensive tackle for the Cowboys.

The 25-year-old Crawford is coming off a year where he rated as Pro Football Focus’ 15th-best defensive tackle out of 81 graded.

Crawford’s $9MM-per-year salary that will come from this extension rates him firmly as the seventh-highest-paid 4-3 defensive tackle, coming in just behind the eight-figure club that begins with Ndamukong Suh and ends with Kyle Williams.

Illustrating what the team believes could be ahead for its 2012 third-round pick, Crawford will earn a salary, however, that will place him well ahead of the next tier, with the Colts’ Arthur Jones next on that list at $6MM per season.

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