Despite their recent signing of veteran pass rusher Everson Griffen, ESPN’s Ed Werder is reporting that the Cowboys are still eyeing a restatement for defensive end Randy Gregory.
Gregory was suspended indefinitely in February of 2019 and missed all of last season, and while the NFL is reportedly lessening the punishment for their substance abuse policy, Gregory is still left in the dust.
The signing of veteran defensive end Everson Griffen should not be interpreted as the #Cowboys moving on from @RandyGregory_4. They want him on the roster if and when he’s reinstated by the #NFL.
Randy Gregory recently tweeted an update on his situation, saying that he is staying ready for a return but is clearly frustrated by the NFL’s process.
Gregory has struggled to stay on the field since entering the league, but his talent is clear as day when he gets his chances. In 28 career games, the 27 year old pass rusher has seven sacks and 45 total tackles.
Of course Griffen is a phenomenal option opposite DeMarcus Lawrence, but adding another threat in Randy Gregory could take this defensive line to another level. After all, you can never have too many pass rushers.
Dallas has refused to give up on Gregory through his troubles, which is both encouraging for the man and the team. Hopefully he can find himself back on the field this season, contributing to what looks like a Super Bowl contending roster.