The Dallas Cowboys will be without their starting quarterback for a while, but it appears they’ll get player on the other side of the ball back sooner than expected.
Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has had his 10-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy reduced to four games after winning his appeal, multiple sources told Clarence Hill Jr. of the Dallas Star-Telegram.
Gregory initially was suspended four games back in February, but the league reportedly upped his suspension to 10 games in July. The 23-year-old Nebraska product failed a drug test at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine and reportedly has failed four more drug tests since then, the last of which reportedly triggered his 10-game suspension.
Gregory entered a drug rehab facility in July and still is there getting treatment, per Hill.
The Cowboys placed Gregory on the reserve/physically unable to play list to start the season along with linebacker Rolando McClain, who is slated to miss the first 10 games of the 2016 season for his own substance abuse policy violation.
UPDATE (1:30 p.m. ET): According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Gregory isn’t in the clear yet on his 10-game suspension and still is awaiting a ruling on his appeal.
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