Dallas Cowboys not counting on having DE Randy Gregory


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) scrambles away from Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory (94) in the second quarter on August 23, 2015 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. File photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI

The Dallas Cowboys are not expecting defensive end Randy Gregory to be part of their future.

Gregory is currently on suspension due to multiple violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

“We assume worst case,” said Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, per the Dallas Morning News. “We have to move forward assuming Randy is not going to be here. If he is here, obviously it’s a big deal.”

A second-round draft pick out of Nebraska in 2015, Gregory has appeared in just two games over the past two seasons due to his multiple off-field transgressions.

The 25-year-old Gregory was suspended without pay for at least a year in January 2017. It was his third suspension in one year.

Just over three months after the last suspension, Gregory tested positive for marijuana in April 2017, the seventh time he tested positive for a banned substance.

Gregory was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season and had an additional 10-game ban imposed on him in September. He returned to play in the final two weeks of the regular season before earning his suspension of at least a year.

The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Gregory also failed a drug test for marijuana at the 2015 NFL Combine.

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