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REPORT: Cowboys DE Randy Gregory Could Miss Multiple Games w/ Injury

The Cowboys will likely be without their premiere pass rusher, Randy Gregory, for the next two games or more with a strained calf. Gregory suffered the during practice yesterday and leave once again leave Dallas without both starting defensive ends.

Gregory missed Week 2 as part of the protocol. But despite that absence, Randy's tied with with five to lead Dallas so far this season.

Already without since Week 2 with a foot fracture, the Cowboys may once again be doubly shorthanded in their upcoming games against the and .

As we saw in Week 2 when both Gregory and Lawrence were missing, Parsons may be pulled into more pass-rushing duty. He's shined in that role throughout the year, but lately has also been standing out in his official position.

The Cowboys have an option now they didn't earlier this year with veteran backup . Missing early with an injury, Armstrong is back and will likely see a major uptick in snaps during Gregory's absence.

Also in the mix now is rookie DE , who wasn't active until Week 3 and has been looking good ever since. Dallas could also call up from the for some temporary depth.

Whatever the solution, missing Randy Gregory is still going to hurt.  He's been the team's most-productive player, providing plenty of backfield disruption on top of the sacks.

With and Pat Mahomes next up on the schedule, the Cowboys will have to find other ways to pressure opposing quarterbacks.

Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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VAM

D line has taken a lot of hits this season, and it’s not one of the more talented positions to begin with. Double whammy!

Have to find a way to put pressure on Ryan. I guess we may see MP moving forward again.

Golston, Armstrong, Basham, Anae, time to produce.

gary b

Defensive line basically playing with back ups at every position, and as VAM said it wasn’t a position of strength. Gregory is the only pure rusher and the run defense is the biggest concern. We desperately need Lawrence/Gallimore back. Also Hill for depth. Silver lining haven’t had any season ending injuries. Haven’t seen what this team is truly capable of, and won’t till we get more guys back.

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