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Cowboys not giving up on Randy Gregory, Jerry Jones says

Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, shown in the offseason, faces a 10-game suspension for another violation of the substance abuse policy.
Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, shown in the offseason, faces a 10-game suspension for another violation of the substance abuse policy. Star-Telegram

The Cowboys aren’t giving up on Randy Gregory even as the defensive end faces a year suspension, owner Jerry Jones said Sunday.

As NFL Network first reported Friday, Gregory violated the NFL’s substance abuse policy again last week.

“I, of course, know the details of his situation, and I can’t and I won’t comment on details about it,” Jones said. “But I am not giving up on Randy Gregory for the Cowboys and certainly not giving up on him as a person in life -- at all. Not that it makes any difference that I do, but I do not dismiss him from our future.”

Jones said Gregory still is getting help with his substance abuse problems. Gregory spent weeks in an out-of-state treatment facility, returning to the team after the Cowboys’ season-opening loss to the Giants.

Gregory, a second-round pick who had no sacks in 12 games last season as a rookie, could have returned from his suspension in Week 16.

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