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Cowboys Extend The Contract Of Suspended Defensive End Randy Gregory

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

The Dallas Cowboys have given a contract extension to Randy Gregory.

Gregory, who is suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, had his contract extended through 2020, according to Tom Pelissero Tuesday morning. (RELATED: Cowboys Star Randy Gregory Suspended Indefinitely For Substance Abuse Policy Violation)

Seriously, what are the Cowboys doing here? I know it’s not a ton of money, according to Pelissero’s tweet, but there’s no guaranteeing when he’ll be on the field for more snaps.

Extending anybody’s deal in that situation seems like a risk, and that’s putting it lightly.

 

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Yes, I recognize the fact that Gregory is an immensely talented player. I watch football and my eyes work properly. It’s not hard to recognize his talent. (RELATED: Jerry Jones Says He’d Rather Win Another Super Bowl Than Make Another Billion Dollars)

That’s not the issue with this mind-boggling decision from Dallas and Jerry Jones. The issue is that they just gave a guy more time on his deal, and we have literally no idea when he’ll see the field.

Does that seem like a smart decision to you? It doesn’t to me.

 

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My guess is that the Cowboys made this decision because the money is minimal. That’s really the only reason I can think of, and it might work out for the best if Gregory is back in 2019.

If not, then this might not have been a good call at all.

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