The Dallas Cowboys already were preparing to be without defensive end Randy Gregory for the first four weeks of the upcoming season. It now appears Gregory could be out a lot longer than that.
Gregory, who had been suspended four games in February for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, now faces a ban of up to 10 games after an additional violation, according to multiple reports.
The Cowboys’ official website reported Tuesday that Gregory had entered drug rehab. Dallas head coach Jason Garrett declined comment on the matter, per the team, and Gregory’s status for training camp remains uncertain.
Projected as a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Gregory fell to 60th overall after failing a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Nebraska product dealt with a high ankle sprain early in his rookie season but went on to appear in 12 games for the Cowboys, totaling 11 tackles.
Gregory is one of three Cowboys defensive players who will miss the start of this season because of violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and linebacker Rolando McClain were suspended four and 10 games, respectively.
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