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Dallas Cowboys Defensive End Randy Gregory Suspended 4 Games

RJ Ochoa



Cowboys Blog - Dallas Cowboys Defensive End Randy Gregory Suspended 4 Games

NFL fans were caught off guard on Friday when the Los Angeles Rams (that is so much fun to say) released Chris Long, James Laurinaitis, and Jared Cook.

When a move that large is made 31 fan bases begin to toy around with the idea of signing Player A or B, justifying how it can work out with their team when it didn't with the player's former.

Twitter was ablaze with Dallas Cowboys fans, myself included, considering the option of a pass rusher like Chris Long alongside the elite young talent currently on the squad and then... all hell broke loose.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Cowboys DE Randy Gregory has been suspended for the first 4 games of 2016 for violating @NFL substance abuse policy. He has a history.

Even before this setback the Cowboys had a lot of questions where pass rushers were concerned. Just hours ago my fellow Staff Writer Sean Martin pondered whether the team should bring back Greg Hardy. Joey Bosa and Noah Spence are draft prospects who many have drooled over partnering with the likes of Gregory. Personally I evaluated the past production of some potential free agent pass rushers last week.

The position was in a state of extreme imbalance when we all woke up this morning, and Randy Gregory's suspension sent that into hyper speed. The pressure that already rested upon finding a pass rusher through some outlet this offseason was just intensified that much more.

What is particularly troubling and frustrating about this is it isn't Randy's first issue with substance abuse.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Per @NFL drug policy, Randy Gregory failed 4 tests. 1st at combine -- in the program. Then 2-gm fine, then 4-gm fine, then 4-gm suspension

Randy's failed drug test at the NFL Combine last year was a large reason why he fell to the Cowboys at the 60th Overall Pick last year. He told us all that he had turned over a new leaf, and that his troubles were behind him. Today proves otherwise.

This is deja vu in the worst way for the Dallas Cowboys as they began last season with their star pass rusher, Greg Hardy, suspended for the season's first four games. It seems that as it has now happened twice... a new tradition is officially born.

There is no doubt that Dallas Cowboys fans everywhere are disappointed in Randy, and you know what? We should be.

Charles Robinson on Twitter

Randy Gregory is an example of why some #NFL teams take guys who fail combine drug tests off the board. Trusting they'll change is a gamble.

We've all spent a lot of time talking and tweeting about the troubles of Johnny Manziel over the last 12 months. I'm not saying that Randy is on that level, but let's not throw Randy a pass (another one, mind you) simply because he's a Dallas Cowboy.

Randy obviously cannot resist something, whatever it is, that the NFL strictly prohibits. These are rules and regulations that a large majority of the NFL is willing and able to follow, but Randy Gregory is not.

Randy Gregory's name is now in the same territory as Josh Gordon's. Think about that before you blindly defend him.

What do you make of Randy Gregory's suspension? Let us know! Comment below, Email me at, or Tweet to me at @rjochoa!

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  • Randy Martin

    Huge disappointment and a game changer with large ripple effect. I really don't want to hear his public apology to friends and family and fans. Just knuckle down and get your act together.

  • RJ Ochoa

    I couldn't agree more on the ripple effect. Everything, literally every aspect, of the offseason is different now. The whole approach. What was already a questionable spot is now incredible fragile. This sucks.

    Sent from my iPhone using Pigskin Hub – Pro Football Forums mobile app

  • Jess Haynie

    My biggest concern is that, if they even were planning to let Hardy walk, they don't change their stance now. Whatever reasons you had for not wanting Hardy back are just as valid now as they were before the Gregory news. Don't give in out of desperation.

    Again, that's if they actually were planning to let Hardy go. I have no idea which way they're leaning.

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Cowboys Trade for FB Jamize Olawale from Raiders

Jess Haynie



Jamize Olawale, Raiders

Less than a week after the Cowboys lost fullback Keith Smith to the Raiders in free agency, the two teams have worked out a trade to send FB Jamize Olawale from Oakland to Dallas.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Fullback trade! The #Raiders are sending FB Jamize Olawale to the #Cowboys, sources say. Dallas has its fullback, one who was with Oakland since 2012.

To facilitate the trade, the Cowboys will send their fifth-round pick (173rd overall) to the Raiders for their sixth-round pick (192nd), moving back just 19 spots.

In return, Dallas not only brings in a veteran replacement at FB but a player they already know.

Jamize Olawale was an undrafted rookie free agent of the Cowboys in 2012. Despite a strong showing in that preseason, Dallas did not have room for him on the roster. He was on the team's practice squad until December, when Oakland poached him.

Since then, Olawale has been a regular roleplayer in the Raiders' offense. He's missed just six games since 2013.

Jamize brings more offensive firepower to the FB position than Keith Smith had. He's scored at least one touchdown in each of the last three seasons. He can be effective both running and receiving.

Through the trade, Dallas picks up the final year of Olawale's current contract. It calls for a $1.5 million base salary in 2018.

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Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur for 2018

Sean Martin



Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladoucer for 2018 1

Continuity is the key to good special teams play in the NFL. Already losing long-time Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia to the Raiders - who promptly snatched ST aces Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber in free agency - the Dallas Cowboys have announced their intentions to re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur for the 2018 season.

Returning on a one-year deal, the fan favorite Ladouceur will be back to do what he does best in cleanly executing almost every special teams snap for Chris Jones or Dan Bailey to handle.

Todd Archer on Twitter

Long snapper L.P. Ladouceur will re-sign with the Cowboys on Monday, according to sources, on a one-year deal. He will be in his 14th season with the franchise. Only Jason Witten, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Bill Bates and Mark Tuinei will have more years of...

While Jones has improved as the Cowboys' punter with each passing season, Kicker Dan Bailey actually enters 2018 as another question mark on this unit. With the general belief around the team being that Bailey will be just fine moving forward, the Cowboys will no longer have to worry about who handles long snaps next year either.

Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladoucer for 2018

Dallas Cowboys LS L.P. Ladouceur

L.P. Ladouceur is back in the silver and blue, and in this moment, everything can be alright with the world.

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Report: Raiders Sign Former Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber

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Cowboys Headlines - Dallas Cowboys Re-Sign Linebacker Kyle Wilber

A Free Agency period filled with departures continued for the Dallas Cowboys today, as the Oakland Raiders have reportedly signed the now-former Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber.


The Raiders have signed LB Kyle Wilber:

Wilber has been with the Cowboys since 2012, and has played in all 16 games four of the past five seasons. Most of his time has come on special teams, but he did provide solid linebacker depth for the Cowboys since joining the team.

Dallas has now lost both Wilber and Anthony Hitchens, depleting their linebacker depth even further over the last couple weeks.

The Raiders have now signed two key special teams contributors for the Cowboys in Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber this offseason. Hopefully Dallas can replace these types of "replacement level" players throughout the rest of the offseason, especially during the NFL Draft.

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