Cowboys has ‘all but given up hope’ on Randy Gregory’s reinstatement
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Randy Gregory was suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy back in February of last year, making the former Nebraska standout ineligible during the 2019 season.
Since then, Gregory, 27 years old, has filed for reinstatement with the NFL to no avail. And the Cowboys are losing hope that their outside linebacker will be back on the gridiron in the short-term future.
According to Clarence E. Hill Jr. in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas does not expect Gregory to keep a spot on the roster for the 2020 campaign.
The team has also all but given up hope of defensive end Randy Gregory being reinstated from indefinite suspension[.]
So the roster for the start of training camp is pretty much set.
Gregory, a 6-foot-5 linebacker, was selected by the Cowboys towards the end of the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. In his rookie season in the league and with America’s Team, Gregory recorded 11 combined tackles and six quarterback hits, appearing in 12 games due to a high ankle sprain.
The next season saw Gregory only appear in two games for Dallas, serving two suspensions for violating the league’s substance abuse policy for a combined 14-game reprimanding. Gregory would miss the entire 2017 campaign after another failed drug test later in the prior year sidelined him.
Returning in 2018, Gregory appeared in 14 games, totaling six sacks, 25 combined tackles, seven tackles for loss, and forcing two fumbles.
Back in May, the Cowboys were still waiting on bated breath for word on Gregory’s potential reinstatement with the NFL.