Dallas Cowboys place Canadian DL Tyrone Crawford on physically unable to perform list

The Dallas Cowboys have placed Canadian defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford on the physically unable to perform list for the start of NFL training camp.

Last season Crawford was placed on injured reserve after undergoing season-ending hip surgery in October.

He is eligible to be activated from PUP at any time during camp, and the first padded practice is scheduled on August 17 because teams will have a gradual ramp-up period after a virtual-only off-season program. It looks like Crawford is physically ready for a return to the field, perhaps the move is about the Cowboys easing the six-foot-four, 300-pounder back into action.

Dallas selected Crawford in the third round, 81st overall during the 2012 NFL draft. He has played all eight seasons for America’s Team, starting 76 of the 96 totals games he’s suited up in. The Windsor, Ontario native has notched 180 tackles, 23 sacks, six passes knocked down, forced three fumbles and recovered three more.

The Catholic Central High School product went from Canada to junior college at Bakersfield College and after garnering first-team All-America status, earned a scholarship to Boise State University. During two seasons with the Broncos, Crawford produced 76 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, 13.5 sack, four forced fumbles and one pass knockdown inn 25 games.

The 30-year-old Crawford has sights set on a fully healthy, bounce back season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.