Gregory recorded 21 tackles (15 solo) with 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and a pass defended over 10 games in 2020.
All of Gregory's sacks came in two games, Week 12 against Washington and Week 16 against Philly. Given how much development time the 28-year-old has missed over the years due to his various suspensions, Gregory delivered a fairly impressive effort once he was reinstated. With a normal offseason ahead of him and one more year remaining on his current contract, he could emerge in 2021 as the pass-rushing bookend the Cowboys desperately need opposite DeMarcus Lawrence.
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.
Gregory notched three solo tackles and a pair of sacks in Thursday's 41-16 loss to Washington.
Gregory was forced to leave Thursday's contest briefly after being poked in the eye, but he returned from the minor issue and remained a positive force along the Cowboys' defensive line. He'll look to add to his sack total in Week 13 against the Ravens.
Gregory (eye) has returned to Thursday's matchup against Washington, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Gregory's return to the lineup constitutes a boon for the Cowboys defense, as the 28-year-old recorded two sacks during the first half. The Nebraska product has been playing inspired football on Thanksgiving after failing to collect a single sack over his first four appearances of 2020. He has himself in the mix for Player of the Game honors and first dibs at a turkey leg if able to keep up his impressive effort.
Gregory (eye) is questionable to return to Thursday's matchup against Washington, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The 28-year-old notched his first sack since 2018 Thursday, getting to Alex Smith for a first-quarter takedown. After being poked in the eye, however, it's unclear whether Gregory will be able to make it back onto the field for the remainder of the Thanksgiving showdown. Depth at defensive end would be depleted in his absence, as Justin Hamilton is the only other backup readily available at the position.
Gregory (illness) is active for Sunday's matchup against Minnesota.
Saturday yielded a report from NFL Network's Tom Pelissero that stated Gregory was in line for a Week 11 appearance, barring any setbacks prior to kickoff. Gregory has indeed pulled through an illness that was initially reported Thursday, aligning him for his fourth appearance of the season in Week 11.
Gregory (illness), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, is expected to play Week 11, barring any setbacks prior to the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Though the illness resulted in Gregory managing only one limited practice Wednesday through Friday, he continued to test negative for COVID-19 throughout the week. Now that he's seemingly moved past whatever was ailing him, Gregory should be ready to handle his normal role in Dallas' defensive end rotation.
Gregory (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against Minnesota, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.
Gregory's trending in the right direction, as he was able to practice on a limited basis Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. He has seven tackles in two games for Dallas since being reinstated following a suspension.
Gregory (illness) missed Thursday's practice session, though coach Mike McCarthy said that he does not believe the issue is COVID-related, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Illness has beset multiple Cowboys defensive ends, as DeMarcus Lawrence sat out Thursday's session for the same reason. The report from McCarthy downplaying concerns over COVID-19 offers reason for optimism, as Gregory will not automatically be shelved for Sunday's upcoming game against the Vikings. Gregory appeared in each of the Cowboys' three outings immediately preceding the team's Week 10 bye, collecting six tackles and no sacks. If he's well enough to go for Week 11, Gregory is slated to fill a key rotational role for the Cowboys defense.
Gregory (suspension) had his roster exemption lifted Tuesday, meaning he's now on the Cowboys' active roster, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Gregory was reinstated to the NFL in early September, and he's been practicing with the team for two weeks now. The 27-year-old defensive end could make his first NFL appearance since 2018 against Washington on Sunday. The Nebraska product piled up six sacks over 14 games in 2018, and he could provide a pass-rushing boost since the Cowboys have recorded just 11 sacks through six contests.
Gregory (suspension) will participate at practice Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The 27-year-old was conditionally reinstated by the NFL before the start of the season, and his path to rejoining the active roster begins with his return to practice this week. Gregory will ease into things Wednesday and will be eligible to play his first game of the year Oct. 25 at Washington.
The Cowboys and Gregory (suspension) have agreed to a contract extension through the 2021 season, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Conditionally reinstated by the NFL last Friday, Gregory has a path laid out for him to return to game action. Monday marked the first day of COVID testing, after which he can work out at the team facility, eventually be able to practice Oct. 5 and finally suit up Week 7 at Washington on Oct. 25. If all goes as planned, Gregory not only will have 10 chances to play this season, but potentially 16 more times next year.
The NFL conditionally reinstated Gregory (suspension) on Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
A second-round pick of the Cowboys in 2015, Gregory has endured multiple suspensions due to violations of the substance abuse policy, including missing the entire 2017 and 2019 seasons. On this occasion, he has a clear schedule laid out for him: report to the team Monday for COVID-19 testing, begin practice on Oct. 5, and be eligible to play Week 7 at Washington on Oct. 25, per Jori Epstein of The Dallas Morning News. Assuming he passes all those steps, Gregory will add a pass-rush element to the Cowboys defense, having recorded seven sacks in 28 career games.
Gregory (suspension) isn't expected to be reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell prior to the NFL draft next week, Ed Werder of ESPN reports.
The 27-year-old has only appeared in 28 career games since being selected in the second round of the 2015 draft due to multiple violations of the league's old substance abuse policy, missing the entire 2017 and 2019 seasons. With a new CBA in place, however, Gregory is expected to return to the Cowboys' lineup once commissioner Roger Goodell officially reinstates him. The 27-year-old could bolster a pass rush that has a lot of question marks behind DeMarcus Lawrence -- he did record six of his seven career sacks in 2018 -- but even with Gregory and free-agent signee Aldon Smith in the fold, the club is likely to expend some draft capital at edge rusher as well.
Gregory (suspension) will petition for NFL reinstatement soon, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The new collective bargaining agreement has a more lenient substance abuse policy, though it doesn't apply to players like Gregory who already are serving indefinite suspensions. The 27-year-old has been suspended four times during his pro career, thus limited to 28 games since the Cowboys selected him in Round 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft. If he's reinstated, Gregory could provide the team with some badly needed help at defensive end after Robert Quinn bolted for Chicago last week.
Gregory (suspension) met with Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones on Thursday, the team's website reports. "I visited with Randy - had a good visit with him. I do feel he's doing the things and it's getting recognized by the decision-makers to really improve and be a productive player in the NFL," Jones said Friday.
Now on his fourth suspension from the league, Gregory has suited up for only 28 games since being selected in the second round of the 2015 draft, recording seven sacks and 45 tackles. His current banishment is an indefinite one, but the edge rusher is expected to apply for reinstatement in the near future, and the club still hopes he'll be able to make a contribution for it next season, or possibly even late in 2019.
Gregory (suspension) agreed to extend his contract through 2020, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
The Cowboys are sticking by their 2015 second-round pick even as he prepares to serve the fourth suspension of his pro career. Gregory finally had a chance to show his talent in 2018 and responded with six sacks, 15 quarterback hits and two sacks on 457 defensive snaps (14 games). The decision to extend his contract suggests the Cowboys are optimistic Gregory will return from his indefinite suspension at some point during the 2019 campaign.
The NFL is suspending Gregory indefinitely for a violation of the policy on substances of abuse, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Gregory started his career in the league's substance abuse program after he reportedly tested positive for marijuana at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine. He later picked up three separate suspensions, limiting him to two appearances between the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The 26-year-old finally stayed out of trouble and earned a regular role in 2018, piling up 25 tackles, 15 quarterback hits and six sacks in 14 games while primarily playing on passing downs. Gregory likely is looking at a difficult path to reinstatement this time around.
Gregory finished the regular season with 25 tackles and six sacks in 14 games.
The 26-year-old may be on his last chance in Dallas after multiple suspensions to begin his career, including one that cost him all of 2017, but Gregory appears to be serious about making the most of it. The tackles and sacks were career highs -- he had only one sack in 14 games coming into the year -- and he really came on in the second half, racking up five of his sacks in the final eight games while flashing his speed and length. The 2015 second-round pick still has one more season remaining on his rookie contract, so if he stays off the radar of the commissioner's office, Gregory could be poised for a breakout 2019.
Gregory (personal) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Colts, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Gregory missed multiple practices this week as he tended to a family matter, but the personal issue won't keep him from suiting up Sunday. He's played less than 30 defensive snaps in each of the Cowboys' past two games.
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|Sun 11/01||@ PHI||L 9-23||4||0||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs PIT||L 19-24||2||1||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||@ MIN||W 31-28||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 11/26||vs WAS||L 16-41||3||0||3||2||0||0||0||0|
|Tue 12/08||@ BAL||L 17-34||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||@ CIN||W 30-7||2||1||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||vs SF||W 41-33||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/27||vs PHI||W 37-17||3||3||6||1.5||0||1||3||0|
|Sun 01/03||@ NYG||L 19-23||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
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