FRISCO, Texas – It seemed like it'd never arrive, but the Cowboys are finally looking at a situation where they might be able to call on Randy Gregory.
Technically speaking, Gregory is eligible to return from his 14-game suspension on Monday, following the Week 15 game against Tampa Bay. If everything goes according to plan, he'll be available for the final two games of the year.
Having said all of that, not much about Gregory's suspension has gone according to plan. The second-year defensive end has been plagued by speculation about his playing status, and reports have surfaced recently that he might be facing another suspension in short order.
Asked about it Thursday afternoon, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones didn't exactly clarify the situation.
"We'll see how it goes," he said. "I don't want to get ahead of things, but we're certainly in communication with the league."
If Gregory is available, it could be big for a pass rush that could use production heading into the postseason. Gregory has been working out and attending meetings at the team facility for most of the season. But it sounds like it's still anybody's guess if he'll be able to play.
"Again, due to his status, I can't get into any kind of detail about that," Jones said. "But we are in communication with the league. We'll be seeing how that goes as we get toward next week."