I know you’re probably shocked to hear this but a Dallas Cowboys player has gotten into trouble once again. NFL insider Ian Rapoport reports edge rusher Randy Gregory is facing an indefinite suspension for “violating the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse and the terms of his conditional reinstatement.”
This development is obviously bad news for the Cowboys. It looked like Gregory had finally turned the corner after only being eligible to play in two games between 2016 and 2017 combined. Gregory played 14 games for Dallas in 2018 and posted career highs in tackles (25), sacks (6), and quarterback hits (15).
Now it’s possible Gregory misses the entire 2019 season, if not longer.
Another reason why this news comes at a bad time for Dallas is it potentially impacts their negotiations with impending free agent pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence. Lawrence has even more leverage now because he knows the Cowboys can’t afford to lose him. NFL insider Mike Garafolo notes Dallas still has “lots of work to do” when it comes to extending Lawrence’s contract.
The Gregory news is good for the Eagles since he gave them some trouble last year. In two 2018 games against Philadelphia, Gregory had two total tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss, and three quarterback hits.
The good news for the Cowboys is that Gregory will probably be the only Dallas player to receive disciplined this offseason. It’s just very unlike them to be in trouble.
UPDATE: Lol, now Dallas defensive tackle David Irving is also facing suspension once again. He’s set to be a free agent this offseason, though.
Dallas defensive tackle David Irving is under evaluation from the NFL for a potential suspension, league sources told ESPN on Tuesday. Irving was suspended for the start of the past two seasons for a violation of the NFL's drug policy.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 26, 2019