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Cowboys DE Randy Gregory facing extended suspension


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As a Giants fan, it's been a great off-season for the Cowboys:



Report: Randy Gregory again violates substance abuse policy


According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Dallas Cowboys pass rusher is facing a longer suspension after recent troubles — likely a failed drug test. Per ESPN's Ed Werder, Gregory has checked into a treatment facility. Gregory will not report to Cowboys training camp this week.


The suspension Gregory is now facing would be for 10 total games for the 2016 season.


Gregory was suspended four games to 2016 start this season after failing the NFL's substance abuse policy in February. He was allowed to participate in the offseason workout program and he was expected to participate in training camp. Now, things have changed for the defensive end.


Gregory was the Cowboys' second-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. The former Nebraska linebacker/defensive was once thought of as a sure top-10 pick until his stocked dropped after he tested positive for marijuana at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine. Gregory said he blamed himself for the failed test last year before the draft. Every team in the league feared Gregory's presumed addiction and he fell to 60th overall where the Cowboys selected him.


The pass rusher played in 12 games for the Cowboys this season and collected just 11 combined tackles. He suffered a sprained ankle in the season opener and was never the same.

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The best thing that can happen to the Giants in the NFC East every season is the offseason....pretty cool. As long as we can stay away from the Will Hills of the league.

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Man that is disappointing. :P


Further repercussions....




Losing a trio of players to suspension will cost the Dallas Cowboys on the field -- and off.

With linebacker Rolando McClain and defensive ends DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory all saddled with league-imposed punishments, the team will be forced to pay a fine up to $250,000.

Last season, any franchise with three suspended players was forced to pay that much, per the NFL's remittance policy. The fine isn't expected to be reduced in 2016, leaving Dallas on the hook to pay a portion of the suspended players' salaries based on an agreed-upon formula.

Gregory is banned for at least 10 games for violating the NFL's policy against substances of abuse. McClain faces a 10-game suspension and Lawrence a four-game ban for similar violations, triggering the NFL-imposed fine.

The same happened to the Seattle Seahawks in 2013, when they had six players suspended for PED violations over a two-year span.


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