Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones expressed disappointment with Randy Gregory two days after the NFL suspended the defensive end for four games.
“This is a disappointment,” Jones said in a statement released by the team. “We have been clear with Randy about what his responsibilities are and what is expected of him. This is something that he is going to have to work through and correct.”
Gregory violated the league’s substance abuse policy, failing three tests during the 2015 season. He will miss the first four games of the 2016 season.
Gregory had a positive test for marijuana in the Scouting Combine last year, prompting him to enter the NFL in the first stage of the league’s substance abuse program. Gregory, who also had two positive tests for marijuana at Nebraska, saw his draft stock fall. The Cowboys selected him in the second round, 60th overall.
He will lose $143,000 of his $608,406 salary this season while suspended.
Gregory, 23, made only 11 tackles with 16 quarterback pressures last season. He had no sacks.
He sprained his ankle in the season opener and missed the next four weeks.