Gregory (concussion) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Gregory suffered the concussion in the season opener against Carolina, but he was held out of Sunday night's game against the Giants despite returning to practice Friday. The extra time off appears to have helped Gregory in his recovery, and an update on his status will come once the Cowboys release their first injury report of the week.
Gregory is in danger of being disciplined again for a substance-related setback in August, Adam Schefter reports.
Gregory has endured a nearly two-year journey to gain clearance from the league to take the field, which he'll do Sunday in Carolina. However, this latest incursion could spur the NFL to make a ruling, perhaps as early as this week. Considering he's in Stage Three of the substance abuse policy, another suspension could be on the docket, but as Schefter has pointed out the league was more lenient this past offseason with repeat offenders, advising treatment rather than discipline. It remains to be seen if Gregory will be extended the same courtesy.
Fortunately for the Cowboys, he's not being threatened with another suspension -- instead, the meeting was to ensure that Gregory's current treatment program was complaint with the requirements for a player in Stage Three of the league's substance abuse program. The defensive end will receive drug testing up to 10 times a month as part of Stage Three, and he could miss the occasional team meeting or practice for further check-ins with the league, but at the moment Gregory appears in the clear and ready to finally make an impact as an NFL pass rusher.
Gregory put together an impressive performance in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals, totaling three tackles including one sack and adding two QB hits.
He was the Cowboys' most dangerous pass rusher while the first-team defense was on the field, consistently beating Arizona's starting left tackle DJ Humphries with his quickness and athleticism. Gregory's role for this season remains up in the air, but if he can avoid any further league discipline he could make an IDP impact even as a situational player.
Gregory participated in morning walkthroughs Monday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Gregory still has yet to participate in practice in training camp. Still, this is a step in the right direction for the 25-year-old defensive end following his conditional reinstatement from an 18-month suspension. Gregory is expected to be in pads at some point this week, but no timetable has been given for his first practice.
|5||10/7/18||@ HOU||8:20 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ WAS||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/11/18||@ PHI||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|