Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Desperate to Hold on to Randy Gregory

Published 01/02/2021, 7:45 PM EST
Dec 27, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory (94) reacts after a sack in the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports


The 2020 NFL season must seem like a roller-coaster to Mike McCarthy and the Dallas Cowboys. The Texas-based organization were one of the favourites to make the playoffs before the season began in September. But multiple injury struggles and defensive frailties have hampered their progress over the last four months.

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But they’ve improved in recent weeks, at least from a defensive point-of-view. A major reason behind that is the resurgence of 28-year old defensive end, Randy Gregory. The Florida-born athlete has been with the Cowboys since 2015. He’s been through some ups and downs over the last 5 years but looks to finally have found some consistency in his game.

He was a standout performer in last week’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles finishing with 6 tackles, 1.5 sacks. Since returning to the team in Week 7, Gregory has 3.5 total sacks on the season.

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Randy Gregory part of Dallas Cowboys future, says Jerry Jones

As per reports from The Athletic, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones remains a fan of in-form defensive, Randy Gregory. The 78-year old American businessman heaped praise on the youngster on the back of some dominant displays.

He said, “We need to have him in there every time that we get a chance. I thought when we drafted him he was the best pass rusher in the draft. I thought he was, and that’s why I took the risk on him that I took. But it was a risk at the time.”

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“We paid for that risk. Randy will be the first to tell you, and it’s paying off for us. I’m just excited. I have visions of a future for Randy here with the Cowboys that can meet the promise we really were looking at when we drafted him in the second round,” Jones said on The Fan, a radio talk show.

The Cowboys can seal the NFC East title with a win against the Giants on Sunday. They will need the likes of Andy Dalton, Ezekiel Elliott, CeeDee Lamb, DeMarcus Lawrence and of course, Gregory, to come together on a combined front. These are the games that make or break a team, so make sure you don’t miss out.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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