Defensive End Randy Gregory has had quite the NFL journey since being drafted in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He's battled his demons off the field and is now showing all the potential he had coming out of Nebraska.
The 2022 Pro Bowl rosters were announced on Wednesday. Left Tackle Tyron Smith and Right Guard Zack Martin received their eighth and seventh selections respectively. Rookie Linebacker Micah Parsons and Cornerback Trevon Diggs were named starters, and Punter Bryan Anger got his first nod.
On Thursday, it was announced that Gregory was voted a Pro Bowl alternate despite missing five games this season due to COVID and a calf injury.
Cowboys DE Randy Gregory was voted a Pro Bowl alternate, source said. Deserving recognition for a disruptive player who's missed five games. Gregory is having a career season in contract year.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 23, 2021
Gregory has made the most of the opportunities he's gotten in the nine games he's played in. His six sacks, 15 quarterback hits, and three forced fumbles have all tied career-high marks. Also, Gregory's produced an interception, a fumble recovery, and a pass defended. With Gregory back and healthy, along with DeMarcus Lawrence who has been causing havoc since his return, the Cowboys' defense has a formidable pass rush coming off the edge, especially when Parsons is thrown in the mix.
After all the trials and tribulations that Gregory has been through and overcome, this recognition is well-deserved.