Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not ready to give up on defensive end Randy Gregory.
Gregory, who was selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft, has only appeared in 38 games over six seasons.
Gregory, 28, was suspended multiple times for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
“Randy, I’ve been really impressed by the way he has stayed the course with legitimate life challenges,” Jones said, per Pro Football Talk. “He addresses them exemplarily. He has to fight the kinds of things that make those challenges for people. He has to fight that. I’m seeing him take the logic and the mentality of using what he’s been through there, and I’m seeing him bring it over to his game and bring it over to being the professional he potentially might have the chance to be.”
Jones suggested that Gregory could benefit from missing so much time.
“He’s got a lot of tread left on his tire. He really hasn’t, if you think about it, had a lot of wear and tear relative to as many years as he’s now been with the Cowboys,” Jones said.