Former Boise State defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford signed a $45 million contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Crawford tweeted a photo of the signing.
The financial details, according to Rapoport: $17.4 million fully guaranteed, $25.7 million in overall guarantees and $45 million in total value.
Crawford will be tied for the seventh-highest average salary among NFL defensive tackles, according to DallasNews.com.
“I think everybody knows how much I love Dallas, love this team, love this organization, love the ownership, my teammates," Crawford said Friday, according to DallasNews.com. “I’m just doing what I have to do today and not worried about anything else. I'm playing for something way bigger than just money. I'm playing for myself, my family, God and I definitely keep that in mind first. I have goals I want to accomplish.”
Crawford played at Boise State in 2010-11 as a junior college transfer. He recorded 27 tackles for loss, including 13.5 for loss, as an end.
He was a third-round draft pick in 2012. He appeared in every game as a rookie but missed the 2013 season with an injury. He became a starting defensive tackle last year and has earned raves from coaches.
“He represents everything we want to wear the star,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Friday, according to DallasNews.com. “He’s a really solid player on the field ... and even a better guy off the field.”
More details on Tyrone Crawford’s monster, 5-year, $45M extension. $25.7M in guarantees, $17.4M fully guaranteed. Cowboys do it a year early— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2015