Cowboys’ Tyrone Crawford facing charge from alleged bar fight
Veteran defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford had a big year for the Dallas Cowboys in 2018, but they may have to begin the upcoming season without him if he faces disciplinary action from the NFL.
Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports that Crawford is facing a charge of misdemeanor unlawful assembly that stems from an altercation he had at a bar back on March 15. The 29-year-old has been accused of throwing a punch at someone and instigating a fight at Coyote Ugly in Panama City Beach, Fla. Court records show he was charged via a summons and pleaded not guilty on April 12. A pre-trial hearing for the case is scheduled for June 13.
Crawford, a former Boise State star who was drafted by the Cowboys in the third round back in 2012, recorded a career-high 5.5 sacks in 2018. He has missed just four games in his six NFL seasons and has been a reliable player on the Dallas defensive front.
For whatever reason, the Cowboys seem to have more disciplinary problems with their defensive line than any other team in the league. The NFL will likely wait for Crawford’s case to play out before making a decision, but players can be fined and/or suspended even if they end up being cleared in court.