Crawford Ready For Opener

The Cowboys will have their starting left end back in the lineup on Sunday night, to hear it from owner/general manager Jerry Jones.

Jones held his weekly interview yesterday morning, and one of the numerous topics he covered was the health of Tyrone Crawford. The veteran pass rusher has been sidelined since Aug. 8, when he suffered a lateral ankle sprain during a training camp practice.

The injury looked grisly at the time, but the Cowboys were optimistic he’d be able to return for the season opener – and that does in fact look to be the case.

“He's ready. He'll play Sunday night," Jones said.

That could be a big boost for a defensive line that is without two contributors in David Irving and Damontre’ Moore, both of whom are suspended to start the year. Crawford appeared in 14 games last season and finished third on the team with 4.5 sacks.