Jerry Jones likes what he sees from Randy Gregory

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Randy Gregory’s stock plummeted in this year’s NFL draft before Jerry Jones’s Cowboys finally grabbed him with the 60th overall pick. Jones thinks his team got a steal.

It’s easy to see his talent, very easy to see,” Jones said, via the Star-Telegram. “His willingness to take coaching from his teammates, as well as the coaches themselves – all of those things, you like. Those are intangibles.”

One of the questions teams had about Gregory is whether he’s too skinny to take on NFL offensive linemen. At the Combine Gregory measured at 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, but Jones says Gregory is bulking up.

“I’m pleased that he’s gained the weight he’s gained,” Jones said. “I’m going to round this off, but I’d say he’s up 15 pounds. And he doesn’t labor in any way with that 15 pounds. He can lose it — I’m envious — he can lose it as fast as anybody that you can imagine, but he can also put it on. His diet – he’s doing some good stuff. He’s been very responsible.”

For his first two months in the league, at least, Gregory has done exactly what the Cowboys were hoping he’d do.

30 responses to “Jerry Jones likes what he sees from Randy Gregory

  1. I agree. This guy made a dumb mistake; unlike everyone else looks like he learned from it. Costs him a ton of money upfront, but he’s going to be a stud and he’ll make it up. Hard work and dedication to improving is what you want from young talent. Sometimes it’s good to have a wake up call early instead of turning into a spoiled kid that expects it to be easy.

  2. He’s obviously talented but he’s raw. He has one pass rush move and lacks bulk. He was at 215lbs at Nebraska so it’s doubtful that weight sticks right now.

    Rawness + focus issues isn’t a good combination.

    Major gamble in line with many the Cowboys have taken this offseason. It could be awesome or it could blow up completely, but it’ll be fun to watch regardless

  3. what doesn’t jerry like about the cowboys…ah, all draft choices and free agent signings for everybody at this point look fantastic…all teams are super bowl contenders…but come September, reality will set in and we shall see what we shall see near the end of October…ah, think I’m beginning to get a sniff of football in the air…

  4. Of course JJ likes what he sees. First of all, we are talking about OTAs/Mini-camp time…in shorts. The knock on him was lack of bulk and bad decision-making, with the possibility of some kind of mental health issue (may have been speculation). With minimal contact drills, he is going to look like an all-pro. If they put him on a diet, and he is following that to bulk up, they should be happy with that too.

    The Cowboys took advantage of a lot of GMs freaking out over really dumb decision. But very few NFL players are rocket scientists. And the schools help them stay on the field by minimizing the damage when they make stupid mistakes like that in high school and college. He probably thought it would be the same way. Dallas has dealt with these types of players fairly well recently, so my guess is this guy will be a pretty good pro.

  5. All the pieces are in place for a third Dallas Cowboys Dynasty. Mr. Jones is the chessmaster of the NFL. He was voted the 2014 Pro Football Writers NFL Executive Of The Year for a reason. I bet anyone here one million dollars that America’s Team wins the Super Bowl this season. No takers? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

  6. Jerry Jones loves hearing his name in the media. The media loves hearing Jerry Jones name. Its a weird relationship. Like all day long, everyday. How do you writers even sleep with so much Jerry on your mind at all times?

  7. Nobody knocked Randy Gregory for his bad decision making, quite the opposite. People all around the NFL loved his instincts, he’s raw and underweight, but has all the potential in the world.

  8. Leaving the off field issues aside, the guy couldnt set the edge in college. Run right at him and he was a non factor. He’ll be just another guy in the NFL

  9. We’ve seen far more talented pass rushers not be able to make it because they are just too light. I don’t believe the guy ever played at even 235. Making it for training camp and a 16 game season 30-40 lbs heavier than he was in college? I’ll believe it when I see it.

  10. It’s common knowledge that Jerry Jones is complete f00l and the most disliked person in the NFL. The Cowboys fluke season is over. No one is scared of the overrated cowboys!

    Lions and Cowboys are both regretting losing their anchors to their team….DeMarco and Suh will huant them all season.

  11. @ abninf : I don’t have anywhere near a million dollars but if you want to get together I will take any part you wish up to $10,000

  12. The offseason..where every draft pick is a steal, every player coming back from injury looks better than before, and every returning player has worked hard and shows real improvement. Let’s get the pads on and let the games begin!

  13. First of all, some of you need to get your facts straight. He was never 215 at Nebraska and he was never a run liability. If you actually watch the tape, teams ran away from him after trying to run at him. I’m always amazed at no nothing wanna be GMs.

    The kid can play. He wasn’t a first round talent because he was too raw, only had one rush move and couldn’t play the run. He was considered by nearly every analyst to be the best pure pass rusher in the draft.

  14. @ luckgoat

    “He’s obviously talented but he’s raw. He has one pass rush move and lacks bulk. He was at 215lbs at Nebraska so it’s doubtful that weight sticks right now. Rawness + focus issues isn’t a good combination. Major gamble in line with many the Cowboys have taken this offseason. It could be awesome or it could blow up completely, but it’ll be fun to watch regardless”.

    Well, he has already bulked up 15 lbs, and could easily be up another 5-10 lbs (of muscle) before the season begins. That will put him at around 260. That is a good starting point, and he will only continue to get stronger and bulk up even more as the season continues. He will likely be around 275 when he starts his 2nd season with the Cowboys.

    He may be raw out of college, he may have HAD one pass rush move, but guess what? He is going up against Tyron Smith day in and day out – you can’t get a better teacher, and Gregory will be the better for it.

    I think the kid is going to be OK, and if he continues to show his speed around the corner like he has thus far, he just might have 6+ sacks this season.

  15. Added too Hardy, Mincey, Lawrence, Crawford, Hayden, McClain and Gardner (with Whaley and Boatwright in reserve) I’d say the Cowboys will have a MUCH more effective defense this year. Especially as two other teams in the division are already in trouble regarding their Oline and nobody is in pads yet!

  16. @ sigbouncer says:

    “Jerry Jones liked what he saw from Quincy Carter too…remember that 2nd round pick?”

    You cherry pick Carter for your weak argument? Seriously? At least carter took the Cowboys to the playoffs in his 3rd year with a 10-6 record, but I digress

    Carter wasn’t considered a first round talent like Gregory, who was considered by more than one to be the best pure pass rusher in the draft. Secondly, Carter was a QB – a MUCH harder position to predict success coming out of college.

    But none of this matters – you are a hater, and as we all know, nothing haters say make much sense.

  17. I read the boys report everyday… Actually have not heard anything about Gregory bad or good. Worries me a bit.

  18. Leon will teach the kid some things..I expect a learning process this year, but he will get home enough to make this rotation somin special!!

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