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Randy Gregory May Have Filed For Reinstatement, Per Cowboys VP Stephen Jones

Randy Gregory rushing the passer for the Dallas Cowboys.

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Just hours after the NFL reinstated Rolando McClain, it appears another Cowboys player could be nearing a return. Stephen Jones revealed that former second-round pick Randy Gregory may have field for reinstatement to the NFL.

Gregory has shown that he can be a difference-maker when he's available. The issue for the Nebraska product is that he's dealt with his share of off-field issues.

In February, the NFL suspended Gregory for violating the league's substance abuse policy and the terms of his conditional reinstatement.

The Cowboys have more than enough depth on defense to withstand the loss of Gregory, but they might not need to.

During his appearance on 105.3 The FAN, Jones said "It is my understanding that Randy Gregory may have filed for reinstatement."

There aren't many specifics out regarding Gregory's potential reinstatement, which means there is no real timeline to follow at the moment.

Gregory was a key contributor for Dallas in 2018, registering 25 tackles and six sacks. He formed a dynamic duo alongside DeMarcus Lawrence.

In the event the NFL does reinstate Gregory, the Cowboys would likely welcome him back to their roster. They haven't expressed a willingness to cut ties with the former Cornhusker, as they are expected to with the newly reinstated McClain.

Even though Gregory may have filed for reinstatement, Dallas will be without him for the start of the regular season.