Crawford, who signed today, has missed most of the organized team activities and one minicamp practice with a calf injury, but the Cowboys expect him to help the pass rush in base and nickel situations.
In two years at Boise State, Crawford (6-foot-4, 285 pounds) had 13.5 sacks and 27 tackles for loss. Of the Cowboys’ 42 sacks last year, only 10.5 came from the defensive line, led by Jason Hatcher’s 4.5.
Crawford will receive a signing bonus of $575,252 and a $390,000 base salary. His base salaries from 2013-15 are $480,000, $570,000 and $660,000. Coale, Hanna and McSurdy received signing bonuses of $190,052, $104,852 and $59,400 respectively.
Fourth-round pick Matt Johnson is also close to a deal with the team. He has not been able to take part in the OTAs or minicamp because Eastern Washington is still in classes. He is expected in town by the end of the week.