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Randy Gregory Records a Sack in Cowboys Debut

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    #Cowboys player left his helmet on the practice field. Made for a cool photo as the sun sets in Oxnard.

    The expectations for Cowboys rookie defensive lineman Randy Gregory are set very high.

    Thursday night, wearing his No. 94 Cowboys uniform for the first time in a game, Gregory showed the ability to live up to those expectations by recording a sack in his NFL preseason debut against the Chargers.

    “It was fun,” Gregory said after the game. “It was kind of like in college when I played in the Big House against Michigan. I had to pinch myself a little bit.”

    As for whether he had butterflies playing in his first NFL game, the rookie out of Nebraska said having played in Qualcomm Stadium before in a bowl game with the Cornhuskers helped.

    “I was anxious, but I wasn’t really nervous,” Gregory said. “I really wanted to go up against the first team, but overall, it was a great experience.”

    Gregory and the Cowboys will play their next preseason game Sunday, Aug. 22 against the San Francisco 49ers.

    Important Training Camp Dates:

    • July 28: Team arrives at Pt. Mugu
    • July 30: First practice with the full roster
    • Aug. 9: Blue/White scrimmage, 4:30 p.m. CT
    • Aug. 13: Dallas at San Diego at 9 p.m. CT (Qualcomm Stadium)
    • Aug. 23: Dallas at San Francisco at 7 p.m. CT (Levi's Stadium)
    • Aug. 28: Break camp in Oxnard, return to Dallas
    • Aug. 29: Minnesota at Dallas at 6 p.m. CT (AT&T Stadium)
    • Sept. 3: Houston at Dallas at 7 p.m. (AT&T Stadium)
    • Sept 13: Season Opener on Sunday Night Football on NBC -- New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys 7:30 p.m.