Randy Gregory took another step toward returning to football. The Cowboys defensive end is out of rehab and back in Dallas, according to sources.
The Cowboys moved Gregory from the reserve/did not report list to the reserve/suspended list Monday, according to the NFL’s transactions wire.
He can rejoin his teammates for meetings and work in the weight room this week, which was the plan all along. However, Gregory and the Cowboys still don’t know when he can practice and play again.
That’s for the NFL to decide.
Gregory received a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. That could increase to 10 games for a violation of the policy after the initial suspension was announced in February.
Gregory has an appeal pending with the league, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after Sunday’s game that the hearing has not been scheduled.
“I don’t want to be presumptuous. I don’t want to be anything,” Jones said. “I know that he’s had a lot of good care, and he’s been very conscientious about how he has approached this period of time when he’s been in his rehab. He’s been very conscientious. I wouldn’t dare influence what is decided. They’ve got all the data, got all of his activity, and it’s under league and their supervision in that way. So that’s it.”
Gregory had no sacks last season as a rookie.