Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Gregory (illness) will be back at team facilities Wednesday after missing Sunday's game with COVID-19, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Gregory tested positive for the virus but was asymptomatic. However, he was still unable to join the team for Sunday's win over the Chargers. The starting defensive end back in the building is great news for the Cowboys as they are already without DeMarcus Lawrence (foot) for an extended period of time. The 28-year-old recorded one tackle and one fumble recovery during the season opener against the Bucs.
Gregory (illness) remains in the COVID-19 protocol and is doubtful to play Sunday against the Chargers, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports. Gregory tested positive for the virus Monday but was asymptomatic. However, coach Mike McCarthy revealed Thursday that the defensive end hasn't yet been cleared to rejoin the team. If Gregory is ultimately held out, Dorance Armstrong will likely take on a starting role, with Tarell Basham also starting with DeMarcus Lawrence (foot) sidelined.
The Cowboys placed Gregory (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list after he tested positive for the virus Monday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Gregory is asymptomatic, so he will have to produce two consecutive negative tests -- 24 hours apart -- to clear protocols ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Chargers. The 28-year-old registered one tackle and one fumble recovery in the season opener against Tampa Bay.
Gregory didn't travel with the team for Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals as he deals with a foot injury, DallasCowboys.com reports. Coach Mike McCarthy indicated Saturday that the defensive end was one of a group of banged-up players sent back to Dallas for rest and treatment rather than make the trip to Arizona. The issue doesn't seem to be serious, giving Gregory a chance to suit up for the Cowboys' third preseason game against the Texans on Aug. 21.
Gregory recorded six tackles (three solo) including 1.5 sacks, while adding one pass defended and another tackle for a loss in Sunday's win over the Eagles. He was a constant presence in the Philly backfield when he was on the field, whether on passing or running plays, and Gregory is showing signs of developing into an every-down defender rather than simply a pass-rush specialist. The 28-year-old has 3.5 sacks through nine games this season, and he'll set his sights on taking down Daniel Jones in Week 17's clash against the Giants.
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