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Randy Gregory Eats on Thanksgiving vs Washington

It's been a long journey for to make his way back to the field for the . After an indefinite that forced him to miss the entire , Gregory was conditionally reinstated on September 4 and signed a one-year on September 8 that will pay him up to $2.1 million in 2021.

Gregory would have to sit the first six games of the season. After only six snaps in Week 7, he's played at least 42% of the team's defensive plays in three of the last four games. It all came together Thursday against the Washington Football Team as the former second-round pick had the first multi-sack game of his career.

The first of Gregory's came on the first possession of the game. He runs an inside stunt and gets around the and brings down for a seven-yard loss on 3rd and 7 after he was forced to step up due to pressure from . For a brief moment, it seemed as if that may have been Gregory's only impact on the game after he went down to a knee and grabbed his head before heading to the blue medical tent for further evaluation. It turned out that he got poked in the eye and returned shortly after.

His second sack came with about five minutes left in the first half.

Gregory may not have recorded his first sack of the season until Thursday but he's shown flashes of the rusher that was so sought after in the 2015 . In Week 9 against the , Gregory's five pressures led the entire . Last week against the , he completely bullied Left Riley Reiff after he started upfield to utilize his speed and then turned it into a bull rush move to get pressure on . He would record nearly half (3) of his seven hits on the season against the Vikings.

Gregory felt good about his performance despite the team not picking up the win.

“It felt good,” Gregory said, per the team's website. “It'd feel a lot better obviously if we got the win, but it felt good to go out there and display some of my athleticism and some of the stuff I've been wanting to do for a while. I'm glad I got a chance to go out there and do that, and I know there's ways I can help this team and that's one of the ways.”

Gregory has been one of the few bright spots since his return even though the team only has a 1-4 record over that span. However, he provides more pressure from the perimeter along with opposite Lawrence which gives the Cowboys defense a formidable group to get after the quarterback.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
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