ARLINGTON, Texas — Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford was carted off the field Sunday about the game’s second play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers having an apparent neck injury and had been taken to the hospital.

Crawford had his facemask removed together with his head hammered on a plank after he took the shoulder of Bucs center Ryan Jensen into his neck while rushing the passer. He had been moving his arms and legs before he was attended to by the Cowboys’ medical staff.

He raised both arms because he had been driven off the field for more medical care and also gave a short horn up.

Teammates surrounded Crawford, a defensive captain, even because he had been attended , as did venture coach Jason Garrett.

He had been replaced with Randy Gregory. Taco Charlton, the Cowboys’ first-round choice in 2017, is active for the first time in three matches following a healthy scratch.

Crawford was having his best season with 33 tackles, 5.5 sacks, one tackle for loss, 25 quarterback pressures, four pass deflections and a forced fumble.


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