Randy Gregory’s Return Could Be Short-Lived, DE Facing Discipline for August Relapse

    When the take the field against the today, they'll be doing so with ready to play for the first time since January of 2017. Gregory was able to come off and play in the Cowboys final game of the , a reality that may be faced again following this week. By next week, another decision is expected to come down from the NFL on Gregory's eligibility, this time due to a relapse the fourth-year Cowboy reportedly suffered in August.

    's Adam Schefter was first to this story, providing some clarity for the first time in weeks – as Cowboys officials have been asked by the local media about further discipline for Gregory since before officially ended. The team's stance has not changed, in that Gregory will be available today, and it shouldn't when it comes to the NFL deciding what's best for Randy.

    Schefter writes in his report that:

    “There have been multiple examples this of a player having a disputed test, with the league emphasizing treatment and support rather than discipline, which was one of the 's goals when the policy was reconfigured in 2014.”

    Gregory may very become just the latest Cowboys player to get caught in the middle of a power struggle between the NFL and its players association, as was the case with a year ago.

    It is important to remember however that the league has already set a strong precedent with Gregory, turning him into a success story (at the moment) by reinstating him. Gregory's case for included letters from his Cowboys teammates that detailed, among many things, just how important it would be for Gregory to remain within the team's structure and contribute on the field.


    One thing is certain, and it's that Gregory is ready to do just that on Sunday against the Panthers, who start the season with an already depleted . This opportunity for Gregory could make his removal from the field even more devastating for Dallas, as this case has always been out of their control.

    The Cowboys will hold steady in their belief that Gregory is a changed man ready to prioritize his tumultuous NFL career and use football to straighten out his life. The NFL will do the same in providing little clarity on just how much this means, and whether or not Gregory will be suspended again as soon as this week.

    Sean Martin
    Sean Martin
    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 every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.


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    Robert Strandberg Jr

    I guess being a millionaire football player’s not enough!. Wow.


    Yeah I mean is weed that hard to give up? Play Football for 10 years and when your 34 retire move to Colorado, then smoke it till your hearts content! Geeez!


    He is killing the myth that weed is not addictive


    Convenient that after Adam Schefter “reports” Gregory info that he supposedly has an inside source for, he adds in that the league could choose to be lenient – when it never has been with Gregory. So, he can’t be called a liar if no penalties are ensuing…

    I’ll stand corrected, but am going with liar. I suspect he made it up for clicks. Would not put it past him or ESPN. Somebody in the loop in at NFL is going to risk their job to give Schefter his story? Very questionable. And he reported it took place in “August”. Opening day was 9/9. Gregory was on the field. Plenty of time for Schefter’s phantom discipline to be administered.