ARLINGTON – Randy Gregory's advances in the field were evident during the training camp and during the preparatory match against Arizona on Sunday night
But a national NFL reporter speculated Sunday on Twitter that more defensive problems might threaten end. Gregory missed most of the last two seasons because of several violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Team owner Jerry Jones said he expects Gregory to be on the field when Dallas opens the season on September 9 in Carolina.
But Jones has repeatedly pointed to the daily challenges of Gregory's situation every time he talks about him.
"I think in fairness, we all realize that the guys who had suspensions are vulnerable," Jones said after the game. "Certainly those who have had recent ones."
Gregory was reinstated in the NFL in July but is closely monitored under the League's drug policy and can be tested up to 1
"Let's just say it's his business day by day," Jones said. "Randy came into the league as an outstanding player, his talent is not an issue, we have to keep working after saying that, we would not have kicked him out if we could not plan
" You saw it tonight and you did In his other work, this whole training camp has really seen it give us some extra pressure. "
The Cowboys brought Gregory oh-so-slowly to the start of the training camp
The training wheels are long gone
Gregory not only started on Sunday at the right end, but also registered a sack on Arizona's first drive of the game
On the third and 10th, Gregory employed a Sudden Spin move, past left to staple DJ Humphries and quarterback Sam Bradford for a Lowering Yard Loss.
Gregory, a 2015 design draft, has only one career bag in the regular season.
The Cowboys are having been content with his progress and trying to get him into the field as much as possible. Since he first did training camp training, then did individual work, then practiced in team exercises and finally worked on preseason play # 18 on August 18th
has Gregory's play on the outside world, Robert allowed him to experiment with glide lineman Tyrone Crawford back inside to improve his pass rush.
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