By K.D. Drummond
The Cowboys have never experienced this before. Dallas has never had a high-pedigree draft pick miss the majority of two seasons due to suspension since the salary cap era begun. Randy Gregory played in just two games in 2016, the final two of the regular season. He missed all of 2017 after a new year-long ban.
The grumblings that happen around an organization with more leaks than a sponge in a garbage disposal bring up Gregory’s plight often. It feels like, despite the possibility the league could reinstate the former Nebraska star if he applies for it, the organization may not be too keen on welcoming him back. There have been no confirmations Gregory has failed another test since being banned last January. There was a report around last April’s draft he had failed or missed another test, but nothing ever followed up that TMZ report. Still, publicly, it doesn’t appear the Cowboys are holding even a sliver of hope he’ll be part of their plan moving forward.
For what it’s worth, Gregory is still part of the Cowboys salary cap picture. The CBA allows a team to cancel the guaranteed portion of a players contract if they get suspended, but the framework for Gregory still applies. After missing most of two seasons though, things aren’t as straight-forward as the four-year deal he signed in 2015 were at the...