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Cowboys D-Line Updates: Gregory, Irving, McClain

There have been several updates this week regarding current and former defensive linemen, all of which are relevant to their playing status for 2018. Here's a quick summary of the current happenings.

Randy Gregory Reinstatement

First up is 's quest to be reinstated to the NFL this year. The former second-round pick, who's basically missed two seasons with drug , is reportedly on the right path and will be giving the commissioner plenty of material to consider.

Along with passed drug tests and testimony from various parties, Gregory's own Cowboys teammates have thrown their voices into the appeal.

Not only would Randy's return be a great personal triumph for the 25-year-old, but he could fill a real void on the Cowboys line as a weak-side rusher. Gregory's athleticism and potential to take on NFL left tackles is why he was a high second-rounder despite the baggage, and why Dallas continues to hope for his return.

David Irving Investigation

Last month, reports that was being investigated by police for came out. Quickly, this appeared to be caused by false accusations from an angry ex-girlfriend.

Thankfully, it appears that the police have drawn the same conclusion.

After what the Cowboys went through last year with , any accusations of domestic violence were concerning. As we saw then, doesn't have any burden of proof before he can decide to suspend a player. What's more, his process is clearly biased towards public relations over actual facts.

Of course, all we had in Zeke's case was an accuser without any police action. But that accuser stuck to her story, why Irving's has already recanted.

Hopefully, that's enough to keep the Clown Commish out of David's life.

Terrell McClain Reunion

While it went from a Tuesday dinner to a Wednesday breakfast, the veteran is meeting with the Cowboys this week. McClain, who was with Dallas from 2014-2016, was recently cut by Washington and is a .

With defensive a high priority going into the 2018 draft, Dallas did not come away with any new talent for the position. Bringing back McClain, who was a standout for the team during their 2016 playoff run, could be a big move toward solidifying the entire next year.

That they're even taking the time to meet says a lot. The team knows the player well, and vice versa. They wouldn't waste their time without some serious interest.

We'll see if and Will McClay even let McClain leave town before him to a new contract.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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Travis Diggs

Mcclain was another system player we shoulda never let go in the first place but the redskins love signing our players for crazy contracts, so i get it. Adding him to what we already have should establish a dominant line and We’ll be looking really good if nobody gets suspended

Russ_Te

Gregory’s rehab only happens when he personally buys in to it, so nobody else can really know if it’s reliable. But he obviously has to clear drug screenings and must be doing so, or other Cowboys would not be writing letters on his behalf.

You just have to root for his personal situation and let it unfold from there. But I think if I have Lawrence and Irving crushing in the left defensive side, and I can bring a Harvey Martin in on long downs at RDE, I’m going to blow up a lot of passing plays.

Hector Espindola

Time to get Johnathan Hankins, specially that McClain leaved without a contract and Collins broke the other foot.

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