The new NFL league year is upon us, and free agency is going about as expected for the Dallas Cowboys. Terrell McClain, Barry Church, and Ronald Leary have all departed with the Cowboys right up against the salary cap once again. Now, another defensive lineman in Jack Crawford is taking his talents to the defending NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons.
Crawford has been with the Cowboys since 2014, regarded as a perfect Rod Marinelli guy for his motor and versatility to rush as both a defensive end and tackle.
Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn will now value Jack Crawford’s versatility as they look to remain a power in the NFC, while the Cowboys depth along the defensive line draws thinner.
Crawford’s 3.5 sacks from 2016 will have to be replaced through the rest of free agency, the upcoming NFL Draft, and perhaps even with a 2016 rookie like Charles Tapper who missed the season due to injury.