He had a recurring role in the first season of Jericho as Mitchell "Mitch" Cafferty. He has appeared twice as Quinn, a professional man of violence, in the TNT hit show Leverage. In 2008 he appeared in Life in the episode "Evil ... and His Brother Ziggy." Crawford featured as the main protagonist in the 2010 straight to DVD prequel to Smokin' Aces, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball. He had recurring roles in the eighth season of 24 and in the first and second season of the A&E series The Glades. Can be currently seen in Rectify on SundanceTV.
On March 10, 2016, it was announced that he would be playing the role of "Martin Riggs" in the pilot for the Fox Television Lethal Weapon reboot.