DL Less of a Draft Priority
With Gregory filling in a starting spot along the defensive line, that means it’s not as much of a need to draft a defensive lineman. That means both on the edge and on the interior.
Crawford can play both on the interior and the edge. Having Gregory back would allow Crawford to work on the interior of the defensive line.
This would mean that three of the four starting spots are then filled along the Cowboys defensive line. The last spot on the interior could be filled by re-signing either defensive tackles Antwaun Woods or Maliek Collins.
Keep in mind the Cowboys still have 2019 second-round draft pick Trysten Hill too. There are many different options the Cowboys have.
Drafting an interior lineman is still very likely for the Cowboys since there is never enough. The more variations of lineman they can throw out, the better.
The return of Gregory helps make things a little more settled though. He is a cheap contract taking up only $890K of the salary cap. That’s exactly what the Cowboys need.
Dallas can look at acquiring either an end or an interior lineman, but the interior looks like more of a need right now. They already have three guys capable of playing the edge.
Having Randy Gregory back will be a huge relief. The defensive end still has untapped potential that I’m very interested to see, hopefully on the Cowboys.
Now, before we all get a little too excited, let’s make sure that he does get approved for reinstatement. From there, let’s hope the Cowboys are willing to move forward with him. Then, the Cowboys can reap the rewards.