Dallas Cowboys: Randy Gregory suspended indefinitely

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The Dallas Cowboys will be without the services of defensive end Randy Gregory as he has once again been suspended indefinitely.

According to various reports, Dallas Cowboys‘ troubled but talented defensive end Randy Gregory has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Tuesday. This is the second time Gregory has been suspended indefinitely and the fourth time he’s violated the leagues substance abuse policy resulting in a ban.

It’s a tough hit for a player who successfully completed numerous programs during 2018 to back back to and remain on the field. In a year where it looked like the talented defensive end got on the straight and narrow path, Gregory played in 14 games recording 6.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.

The future looks grim in Dallas for Gregory following this latest suspension. This latest ban leaves a huge question mark at the position. Gregory has been open about his struggles with mental health, anxiety and depression. And it looks like the struggle might be even tougher.

It took nearly a full year of him passing drug tests, staying in halfway houses, and completing 12-step programs for him to be able to get reinstated by the NFL in order to play last season. It’s unclear if the Cowboys or Gregory could do anything to side-step the suspension. But either way it’s probably time for Dallas to move on.

While being sensitive to the fact that Gregory’s dealing with major mental health issues, at some point the Cowboys are going to have to cut bait and move on. This latest news now opens the door for young defensive ends like Taco Charlton and Dorance Armstrong to compete for more playing time.

This suspension also means the Cowboys could look to acquire a speedy, pass rushing, defensive end in free agency. Edge rusher is one of the more crowded position groups when it comes to the number of players that will be available next month.

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Some names to watch in free agency include Dante Fowler, Frank Clark, Dion Jordan, Brandon Graham, and Trey Flowers. All of whom could intrigue the Dallas Cowboys and would most definitely be worth vetting. The suspension could also lead to the Cowboys selecting one with their second round selection, the 58th overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.