Dallas Cowboys add Canadian defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford to COVID-19 list

Photo courtesy: James D. Smith/Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys have added one of their three Canadian defensive linemen to the COVID-19 reserve list.

Photo courtesy: James D. Smith/Dallas Cowboys

Tyrone Crawford was placed on the team’s COVID-19 reserve list on Wednesday. The list is for players who have tested positive for the virus or recently been in close contact with someone who has.

The 30-year-old was a third-round pick of the Cowboys in 2012 and is currently in his ninth season with the team. He has recorded 185 total tackles, 31 tackles for loss, and 23 sacks in 105 career games, making 78 starts.


Crawford recorded a blocked extra point in Dallas’ 24-19 loss to Chase Claypool and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9. He also strip-sacked Ben Roethlisberger in the second half, but the play was negated by a penalty in the secondary.

The Cowboys have quietly stockpiled Canadian talent along the defensive line in recent months. Ottawa native Neville Gallimore was drafted in April out of Oklahoma, while UCLA’s Eli Ankou was acquired via trade at the end of October.


The Cowboys (2-7) are entering their bye week, which means Crawford could still be eligible to play in Week 11’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

If he is a close contact of a confirmed case, the native of Windsor will be able to come off the list after two negative COVID-19 tests within a 24-hour period. If he has the virus, Crawford will have to remain on the reserve list for significantly longer.