OXNARD, Calif. (105.3 The Fan) – The Dallas Cowboys’ worst concerns regarding defensive end Tyrone Crawford were realized late Sunday, as word came he will have to undergo surgery following a season-ending Achilles tear suffered on the opening day of training camp.

Team vice president Stephen Jones expressed concern about the tear before the diagnosis was made official.

“This is part of our game, and it’s disappointing,”  Jones said. “Crawford is probably our top young defensive lineman. That’s a shame. Knowing him, he’s such a diligent worker; he’ll get right on it and be back.”

Crawford is a 2012 third-round pick out of Boise State.

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