Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford Hits IR After Undergoing Hip Surgery

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 7:  Tyrone Crawford #98 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up before a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Houston, Texans.  The Texans defeated the Cowboys in overtime 19-16.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford has been playing through a hip injury since last season, and after it became too much to handle, Crawford has decided to undergo surgery to fix the issue.

Crawford's season is over, and the Cowboys will place him on injured reserve.

Crawford missed the entire offseason program and training camp over the summer with the intention of keeping him healthy for the season and avoiding surgery. Unfortunately, that process didn't work out.

Crawford has played in four games this season, recording just three total tackles and one sack. He's been inactive for the other two games and has been limited in practice all year with the hopes of keeping his hip healthy.

The 29-year-old is signed through 2020 and is set to make $8 million. The former third-round pick is one of the leaders of this Cowboys defense, so his loss is huge.

You think Dallas wishes they had freed former first-round defensive end Taco Charlton earlier?