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Randy Gregory Arrives in New York, On Path For Reinstatement

Sean Martin

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Randy Gregory Arrives in New York, On Path For Reinstatement
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If frantically refreshing Twitter for news on a certain Dallas Cowboys player tending to off-field matters in New York City reminds you of nothing but bad times, some surprisingly good news may be on the way. Cowboys Defensive End Randy Gregory is in the 'Big Apple' for the next step of his reinstatement process, one that has gone on for months with nothing but optimism and support from Gregory's team.

Much of Gregory's reinstatement efforts have not been made public. The Cowboys have always stood by the fact that their second round pick of 2015 needed to get his life back on track following multiple suspensions for violation of league drug policy, regardless of if this meant he'd ever play for Dallas again.

The last positive Randy Gregory news came to us on April 20th, with reports that he's continuously passed every drug test administered -- a mere baseline for Gregory to have any hope.

mike fisher ✭ on Twitter

UPDATE: We're told Randy Gregory camp is ready to present to NFL the fact the #Cowboys DE has passed a large number of drug tests, hasn't failed one since July 2016. https://t.co/Hjgu2CqRtC

It remains too early to tell if Gregory's hopes will now fall into the hands of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, but the fourth-year DE took to Twitter to announce (rather cryptically) that he's arrived for his business at the league offices.

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Gregory's presence in New York is noteworthy, even with the Cowboys beginning their mini camp today from The Star in Frisco. Once an afterthought to ever rejoin his teammates, Gregory is clearly committed to exhausting his resources in making this a reality.

Whether or not the league fights back against Gregory, and to what extent, will potentially set up the latest public battle between the Cowboys and the NFL. Out of football since week 17 of the 2016 season, a quick resolution would benefit everyone involved, particularly Gregory.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

In NYC tonight and tomorrow to meet with NFL officials regarding his reinstatement. Part of the process... but an important part. https://t.co/qyEjvPySV9

Patiently waiting this long for the best possible news, a Randy Gregory reinstatement could be on the horizon for the Cowboys. The league reportedly has just 60 days to rule on the paperwork submitted by Gregory -- which included letters from Cowboys teammates -- 21 days ago, now set to meet with him face-to-face.

Randy Gregory has not gone unrecognized at any point from the Cowboys, and now the same is said about the NFL from the top. The logical next stop is for Gregory to reintroduce himself to opposing players on the field, given the potential he's flashed in mere glimpses with the Cowboys.

Inside The Star will keep you updated with Gregory's status in rejoining the Cowboys, be it at the team's facility shortly or in Oxnard for training camp beginning July 26th.

Tell us what you think about "Randy Gregory Arrives in New York, On Path For Reinstatement" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!



Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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  • Travis Diggs

    He going through all of this and might not even make the roster. Then again he might take Charles Tappers spot. If Randy Gregory makes the roster, then they better sure enough have a spot for Rico

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Report: QB Dak Prescott Signs Multi-Year Deal With Campbell’s Chunky Soup

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Jekyll or Hyde: Year 3 "Prove It" Season For Dak Prescott? 1

Being the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback comes with its challenges, but it certainly comes with its perks as well. One of those perks is the opportunity for endorsement deals, and income outside of his football salary.

Dak Prescott is embracing those perks now, reportedly signing a multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup through 2020. Prescott will continue to endorse Chunky MAXX, Campbell's protein soup line.

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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has re-signed a new multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup through 2020. This is the first QB multi-year deal for Chunky Soup since Donovan McNabb in 2001. He'll continue to promote Chunky MAXX, the protein-packed line of soups, this year, per Edelman

Campbell's Soup has had some legendary football related commercials throughout the years, none more memorable than those with former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and his mother.

In fact, Dak Prescott is the first NFL quarterback to sign a multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup since those McNabb commercials.

Hopefully, Dak Prescott can continue to "prove it" on the field and still be the Cowboys starting quarterback throughout this entire Campbell's deal.



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BREAKING: David Irving Suspended For 2nd Consecutive Year

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For the second consecutive year, Defensive Lineman David Irving is being suspended for four games by the NFL. This time, the suspension comes after Irving violated the NFL's policy on substance of abuses, as Ian Rapoport reported.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Cowboys DL David Irving is being suspended 4 games for violating @NFL policy on substance of abuses, sources say. Another big-time D-linemen hit with a suspension for Dallas.

Irving will play for the Dallas Cowboys after the team placed a second-round tender on him earlier in the year. Why no team was interested in picking such a talented defensive tackle for a second round pick is becoming clearer and clearer as the time goes on.

In April, when David Irving got hacked by his former girlfriend one of the tweets that stood out the most was one which said "Wait until you all find about his failed drug tests." Now, we're seeing what the tweet was about.

Irving is a very talented player that could have a great career ahead of him. Of course, with this being the second consecutive year in which he receives a suspension to start the season, one could question how much he wants it.

The Cowboys will play the Panthers, Giants, Seahawks and Lions to start the season. They'll have to do it with one of their most promising defensive players in David Irving.

Here at Inside The Star, we'll keep you updated with this story and every Dallas Cowboys news.

Tell me what you think about "BREAKING: David Irving Suspended For 2nd Consecutive Year" in the comments below, or tweet me @PepoR99 and let’s talk football! If you like football and are looking for a Dallas Cowboys show in Spanish, don’t miss my weekly Facebook Live! show, Primero Cowboys!



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Jason Witten’s Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers

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Cowboys 2016 Draft Class: Who Will Be The Stand Out In 2017?
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When Dallas Cowboys legend Jason Witten retired from the NFL last month, he left behind an unproven group of tight ends for the Cowboys to field as Witten moves on to the Monday Night Football broadcast booth. This is not a TE group short of potential, although that's nothing new for the laundry list of players that have failed at the position behind the Hall of Fame bound Witten.

Headlining this group of potential heirs to Witten has to be 2016 draft pick Rico Gathers. Not yet given the same opportunities that Geoff Swaim and Blake Jarwin are receiving through the Cowboys ongoing mini camp, Gathers has been criticized for his commitment to his team.

Looking to make the transition from the basketball court at Baylor to the football field, Gathers' journey began at Witten's soon-to-be home forever. Playing his first organized football game since middle school, Gathers and Witten were teammates in the Hall of Fame game at Canton, Ohio in 2017.

A game rarely leaving fans with a lasting memories, Gathers immediately flashed potential in the passing game, hauling in three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. Gathers would go on to spend the season on IR after a concussion suffered in practice, recovering from it in time to return but never seeing the field.

This leaves Gathers' prospects of putting it all together in year three at a difficult crossroads. It will be hard to question Gathers' commitment moving forward, as the message from his former teammate Jason Witten still lives with him.

Jason Witten's Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers

If Witten truly sees a "bright future" for Rico Gathers, who Head Coach Jason Garrett says needs work in the running game, there is no reason the Cowboys can't find a role for him this season. With an entirely unproven group of wide receivers, Gathers could be the reliable mismatch for Dak Prescott to target in the middle of the field.

Prescott was the ninth worst quarterback in the league last season in red zone completion percentage, surely something the 6'6" TE Gathers could help improve.

Gathers may be a long way off from becoming Prescott's version of Witten to Tony Romo, but there is still hope for the 2016 draft pick, according to now football analyst Jason Witten.

Tell us what you think about "Jason Witten’s Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!



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