Rookie defensive end Randy Gregory played only eight of 53 defensive snaps on Sunday against the Giants.
The Cowboys monitored Gregory, who was making his return to game action since exiting the season opener with a high-ankle sprain.
“He played and played well,” coach Jason Garrett said. “We want to get him out there more. The defense didn’t have that many plays. And in the situations that he was going to play in, we didn’t have that many situations come up. But he did a good job in the game.”
Gregory did not record any stats on the day.
Defensive end Greg Hardy led the linemen in snaps, playing in 51 of 53.