Crawford Injured In Cowboys' Camp

Tyrone Crawford sprained his right ankle while pursuing running back Ezekiel Elliott during practice at training camp yesterday.

The Cowboys reported that Crawford didn't fracture the ankle, which should mean he won't miss much time during the regular season.

Crawford has started 45 games at end and defensive tackle over the past three seasons since missing all of 2013 after tearing his left Achilles tendon in training camp.

The 27-year-old Crawford appeared to be in tears as he was taken to the locker room on a cart after the injury during the final session of 11-on-11 work.

But the diagnosis eased fears after images showed Crawford's ankle turning badly as he stumbled near Elliott, last year's NFL rushing leader.

Crawford, a fourth-round pick by Dallas in 2012 going into his sixth season, is the most experienced pass rusher on the roster.

Crawford signed a $45 million, five-year contract extension in 2015. He has 12 1/2 sacks in 61 games.

Dallas opens the regular season September 10 at home against the New York Giants.