Friday, July 27, 2012
Tyrone Crawford bulks up to 290
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- When the Cowboys drafted defensive end Tyrone Crawford, he was listed as 285 pounds. In the team’s media guide he is listed at 285 pounds.
On Friday the Cowboys’ third-round pick said he weighs 290 pounds.
“The target they have for me is 295,” said Crawford, who said the biggest he has been is 293 pounds at Boise State. “But I’m comfortable at 290 and I feel like I’d be comfortable at 295, but we’ll see.”
Crawford missed most of the offseason workouts because of a calf injury but was able to take part in the three-day pre-camp session at Valley Ranch without any issue. He was one of the more impressive players and showed the ability to rush the passer from inside and outside.
“I bulked up and got the scheme down, great coaching,” Crawford said, “so I feel like we’re doing well and I’m doing well.”
The next test comes in Oxnard, Calif., in pads against more veteran players. Crawford has not been in pads since the East-West Shrine Game leading up to the draft.
“It’s going to feel good,” Crawford said. “Us on the line, that’s what we like to do. I know the secondary and guys like that don’t like to be in pads, but we’re bangers down there in the trenches, so that’s what we enjoy.”