Source: Tyrone Crawford out for year

Updated: July 23, 2013, 1:49 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

Tyrone Crawford
AP Photo/James D SmithTyrone Crawford left the field with a torn Achilles, a team source said.

OXNARD, Calif. -- The Dallas Cowboys lost backup defensive end Tyrone Crawford to a season-ending torn Achilles on the opening day of training camp Sunday, according to a team source.

"This is part of our game, and it's disappointing," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said before ESPNDallas.com learned the severity of the injury. "Crawford is probably our top young defensive lineman. That's a shame. Knowing him, he's such a diligent worker, he'll get right on it and be back."

Crawford, a 2012 third-round pick out of Boise State who was getting second-team snaps Sunday, banged his fist to the ground while receiving medical attention after suffering the injury. He was carted off the field with his head down, covering his face as fans encouraged him.

Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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