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Week 7 Outlook
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is taking part in drills on Wednesday with an eye on being ready for October 25th against Washington.
Gregory taking the field could provide a big boost to a struggling Cowboys defense. The majority of the Cowboys struggles have been in the secondary, but one way to disrupt a passing game is to generate more pressures. Dallas will likely rush him back if he proves to be close to the player he has been in the past.
Defensive end Randy Gregory has agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Cowboys that will keep him in Dallas through the 2021 season.
Gregory was recently reinstated by the NFL from his latest suspension and will miss the team's first six games. The Cowboys have never shied away from players with character concerns and have used this opportunity to sign their former second-round pick to a team-friendly deal for next season. Gregory has flashed potential in the past, recording six sacks in 14 games in 2018.
Cowboys DE Randy Gregory has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL.
Gregory won’t be able to practice until October 5 and he’ll also serve a six-game suspension prior to being able to re-join the team. The former second-round draft choice has only played a full season once in his career, playing 14 games in 2018. He had six sacks that season, so hopefully he can get back to being a force on the Cowboys defensive line come Week 7 this season.
Cowboys DE Randy Gregory has asked the NFL to speed up their reinstatement decision.
Gregory took to social media to ask commissioner Roger Goodell to make a decision. The Cowboys have reportedly given up hope but it remains to be seen whether Gregory will play at all this year.
ESPN's Ed Werder reports the decision to reinstate Randy Gregory will occur after the conclusion of next week's draft.
The same is true for fellow Cowboys edge rusher Aldon Smith. Dallas tentatively expects both players to return this season but that can't be seen as a certainty until the NFL officially reinstates them.