Cowboys will continue to support Randy Gregory

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The Cowboys will continue to stand behind Randy Gregory despite a fourth suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

“He’s suspended indefinitely, so there are a lot of rules that come with that,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday. “He’s not allowed to participate in the offseason program and some other very specific things. But he’ll continue to work and try to get professional help for his issues, and I do believe he’s made great strides in this area.

“The way it’s been explained to me is relapse is part of rehab. I think that’s something he’ll continue to work through. Unfortunately, the NFL has this policy that sometimes suspends players in these situations. But we’ll continue to try to support him. I know he’s working very hard to get his issues under control.”

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones long has advocated for the NFL to drop its prohibition on marijuana, but that’s not likely to happen until the next Collective Bargaining Agreement. In the meantime, Gregory will continue to seek professional help in dealing with his problem in hopes of being reinstated in time for the 2019 season.

While the Cowboys will move on from defensive tackle David Irving, a free agent who faces another suspension, they are not at the point of “cutting the cord” with Gregory.

“Our eyes were wide open about what Randy’s situation was when we drafted him,” Garrett said. “We fully support Randy. Randy is a good young man. He has some issues he has been dealing with. He has tried to deal with those issues head on from Day One. He spent a lot of time getting professional help for his issues. He has worked very hard. He is very serious-minded about trying to get back and be an established football player. He did a really good job for us this year after working through a lot of different obstacles.”

11 responses to “Cowboys will continue to support Randy Gregory

  1. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones long has advocated for the NFL to drop its prohibition on marijuana

    Who says he keeps getting popped for weed? I’m thinking it may be something a bit more hardcore.

  2. He’s a Pothead…that’s it. It’s not a “relapse” he just really enjoys smoking weed he’s just not disciplined. Give me a break that he needs to continue to his therapy. How about this…Randy you could potentially make millions and smoke your brains out if you could just wait or plan better.

  3. Yeah he has it hard. He sounds like a nice guy. He has the ability to have a job many would die for and he fritters it away cause he likes to get high. Cancer is a disease. Getting high is a choice. No matter how the snowflakes want to rationalize it. We all have anxiety cause, well , life can be hard sometimes. And for many there is pretty much no way out. Life has rules and many are not “fair”. It’s nobody’s job to babysit you.

  4. tedbundysson says:
    February 27, 2019 at 5:31 pm
    Yeah he has it hard. He sounds like a nice guy. He has the ability to have a job many would die for and he fritters it away cause he likes to get high. Cancer is a disease. Getting high is a choice. No matter how the snowflakes want to rationalize it. We all have anxiety cause, well , life can be hard sometimes. And for many there is pretty much no way out. Life has rules and many are not “fair”. It’s nobody’s job to babysit you.

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    Well said Ted

  5. Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett are fools to keep believing Randy Gregory will ever change! Gregory is what he is. The same can be said of David Irving. You get rid of players you can’t count on and move on without them. Yes, it is that simple. You want good players who you can count on. Irving appears to be history. Now it’s time to move on from Gregory.

  6. In other words, we need to keep his dirt cheap $955K salary (basically league minimum) and talent as we get ready to give the big 5 (Dak, Cooper, Lawrence, Zeke and Bryon) truck loads of money.

    Couldn’t Jerry just pay a few security guys to watch over him 24/7.

  7. “The way it’s been explained to me is relapse is part of rehab”.

    I could not disagree more with this statement.

    My father went to rehab. Relapse was not part of his rehab. Will power was.

  8. It is quite obvious Drugs mean more to him than football, The guy should have gotten clean, made millions and then do whatever he wanted to do. Now he will be forced to quit them as he will soon be out of money, AND friends.

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