He knows what Murray meant to the Cowboys’ success in 2014 with 1,845 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns. But then he got to thinking about the two games against Philadelphia.
Even in training camp, there was no live tackling, and for the only live drill of camp -- goal line -- the Cowboys didn’t use Murray, choosing to keep their top back off to the sideline.
"Me and him we’d always kind of get into it in practice because he was drop his head, and I’d like hit him harder than I should have," Crawford said. "Now it’s finally going to be for real."
Crawford does not begrudge Murray for his decision.
"A man’s got to do what man’s got to do, and he felt that was best for him and his family," Crawford said. "That’s what he felt was best for him, but we still got to play the Eagles, and we don’t want to lose."