The London-born defensive end suffered the season-ending broken thumb injury during his side’s week 12 win against the New York Giants.
Reports in America suggest that Crawford’s injury would keep him out for four weeks.
Head Coach Jason Garrett explained the mathematical decision to end the player’s season, despite the likely possibility of him returning before it closes.
“If you’re in Week 10 and he has a four-to-six week injury, you say, ‘OK, how much does he have after that. Is there another player that we can bring in here to fill that roster spot?’”
Crawford joined Dallas having been released by the Oakland Raiders in the off-season.
It’s a tough blow for the third year player who has seen plenty of game-time for the Cowboys defense this season, recording eight tackles and two sacks – notably sacking Blake Bortles at Wembley in Week 10.
The Cowboys activated rookie linebacker Keith Smith from the practice squad to their 53-man roster to replace Crawford.
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