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Randy Gregory targeting a return after the bye week

Defensive end Randy Gregory has been sidelined since spraining his right ankle in the season opener.
Defensive end Randy Gregory has been sidelined since spraining his right ankle in the season opener. AP

Defensive end Randy Gregory had hoped to play this week against Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but it’s not going to happen. Instead, the rookie likely gets back from his high-ankle sprain for the Oct. 25 game against the Giants.

Gregory, who sprained his right ankle 19 plays in the season opener against the Giants, has begun running with some cutting.

“He’s making some progress,” coach Jason Garrett said Thursday.

Gregory, who had 17.5 sacks in the last two seasons at Nebraska, could help the pas rush. After getting only 28 sacks last season, the Cowboys signed Greg Hardy in free agency and drafted Gregory in the second round to shore up the right end position.

Hardy missed the first four games because of a league suspension, and Gregory hasn’t played a full game.

The Cowboys have six sacks in four games, including three against the Saints last week.

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