Defensive end Tyrone Crawford impressed the Cowboys with his pass rush in Sunday’s Blue-White scrimmage.
The rookie third-round draft pick from Boise State showed power in a straight ahead rush, consistently beating left guard Ronald Leary. It was a sign of the effort the Cowboys like that they see from the 6-foot-4, 285-pound end.
“Thought it was really great. Thought it was really great,” Garrett said of the rookie’s pass rush. “It’s still early on with Tyrone. He hasn’t practiced a whole lot in the spring, and what are we, six practices in right now? But everything he does, he does it with kind of a relentless feel. And that’s what we saw on tape, and that’s what we’re seeing from him in practice.”
Garrett said Crawford has “some technical things” to work on, but that he is making progress with defensive line coaches Brian Baker and Leon Lett.
“He’s a pretty big kid, maybe bigger than you think. Maybe more athletic than you think,” Garrett said. “When you have that relentless nature up front – you just keep coming – you’re going to have some success.”
-- Carlos Mendez