Tyrone Crawford signs four-year deal

June, 13, 2012
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IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have three draft picks without deals now that third-round pick Tyrone Crawford has signed a four-year contract.

Crawford, who signed today, has missed most of the organized team activities and one minicamp practice with a calf injury, but the Cowboys expect him to help the pass rush in base and nickel situations.

On Monday, the Cowboys reached deals with their picks in Rounds 5-7 -- Danny Coale, James Hanna and Caleb McSurdy.

In two years at Boise State, Crawford (6-foot-4, 285 pounds) had 13.5 sacks and 27 tackles for loss. Of the Cowboys’ 42 sacks last year, only 10.5 came from the defensive line, led by Jason Hatcher’s 4.5.

Crawford will receive a signing bonus of $575,252 and a $390,000 base salary. His base salaries from 2013-15 are $480,000, $570,000 and $660,000. Coale, Hanna and McSurdy received signing bonuses of $190,052, $104,852 and $59,400 respectively.

Fourth-round pick Matt Johnson is also close to a deal with the team. He has not been able to take part in the OTAs or minicamp because Eastern Washington is still in classes. He is expected in town by the end of the week.

Once Johnson comes to terms, only first-round pick Morris Claiborne and fourth-round linebacker Kyle Wilber will be without a deal.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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