Dallas defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford was taken off the field on a cart after getting injured on the second play of the game against Tampa Bay.
Crawford’s neck was stabilized on a stretcher with his facemask removed, and several teammates looked distraught as he was treated on the field.
The seventh-year player was moving his arms while on the stretcher, and he moved his legs while being treated before going on the stretcher.
There was no immediate word on the nature of the injury.
Crawford started every game so far this season and was second on the team with 5.5 sacks. He missed all of the 2013 season, his second, after tearing an Achilles tendon in training camp.