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Randy Gregory’s Return Provides Much Needed Depth to Cowboys’ Pass Rush

The was supposed to be an area of strength this season. However, after six games they have generated just 11 , with four coming from , who hasn't recorded one since Week 3 vs the .

Help is on the way, though, as will be active Sunday for the first time since the 2018 . Gregory returned to the practice field a few weeks ago after his conditional has looked impressive according to teammates. has also liked what the former second-round pick has shown so far, as he expressed earlier this week.

“Obviously, what jumps off the before arriving here is just his athletic ability, his ability to bend, his twitch,” McCarthy said. “He can do a lot from that position. He's not only tough as a rusher, he's a playmaker. He can play in space. There is not anything he can't do from a coverage responsibility. A very versatile athlete.”

Before his indefinite for violating the league's old substance-abuse policy in February of 2019 Gregory was starting to make a name for himself. He finished with six sacks (second on the team), two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and 15 hits.

The Cowboys rank a disappointing 19th in the NFL in sacks per game (1.8) this season. The hope is that the return of Gregory will boost those particular numbers. He now joins the aforementioned Smith and to form what the Cowboys hope is a productive trio of rushers opposite , who just recently recorded his first sack of the season in a Week 5 victory vs the .

Gregory has battled his demons off of the field and is now ready to get back to what he does best, pressuring the quarterback. His road redemption starts Sunday vs the Washington Football Team as the Cowboys look to stay atop the East.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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