Jason Garrett on Randy Gregory’s fourth suspension: ‘Relapse is part of rehab’

first_img Cowboys DE Randy Gregory suspended indefinitely, report says “I don’t think you can count on him right now,” Garrett said. “Hopefully we’ve built our team up to the point where we don’t have these blatant needs. … There’s certainly a point [you cut ties] with different players. We don’t think we’re at that point with Randy right now.“He’ll continue to work and try to get professional help for his issues. I do believe he’s made great strides in this area and the way it’s been explained to me is sometimes, relapse is part of rehab. I think that’s something he’ll continue to work through.”It was reported Wednesday that Cowboys defensive tackle David Irving also is under evaluation by the NFL for a possible suspension. He is facing his third ban in three seasons after previously being suspended for violating NFL’s substance abuse policy and for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances. “Our eyes were wide open about what Randy’s situation was when we drafted him,” Garrett said, via USA Today. “We fully support Randy. Randy is a good young man. He has some issues he has been dealing with … head on from Day 1. He spent a lot of time getting professional help.“We will continue to try to support him and provide a good structure.” Related News Jason Garrett can see one of his players needs help.Speaking Wednesday at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, the Cowboys coach reiterated the team’s support for defensive end Randy Gregory one day after he was suspended indefinitely.center_img The ban, Gregory’s fourth in his NFL career, was handed down after he violated the policy and program for substances of abuse and the terms of his conditional reinstatement.The 26-year-old has struggled with off-field issues since college and has played in just 28 games since being drafted by Dallas in 2015. He most recently had six sacks in 14 games for the Cowboys in 2018. Cowboys DT David Irving suspended indefinitely, report sayslast_img

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