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Cowboys' DE Randy Gregory Suspended 10 Additional Games

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    Randy Gregory #94 of the Dallas Cowboys on the sidelines before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 13, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    Dallas Cowboys second-year defensive end Randy Gregory's 2016 season is pretty much over.

    The NFL announced Thursday that Gregory has been suspended without pay for 10 games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. That suspension is in addition to a four-game suspension Gregory is currently serving.

    That means Gregory, 23, is eligible to return to the team for the Week 16 game when the Cowboys host the Detroit Lions on Monday, Dec. 26.

    The announcement Thursday was expected after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Gregory had withdrawn his appeal.

    The Cowboys drafted Gregory with the 60th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft despite knowing Gregory failed a drug test for marijuana at the NFL Combine. Many teams ranked him as a first-round talent but decided to pass on him because of his past substance issues in college at Nebraska.

    According to the labor agreement, four positive marijuana tests can lead to a 10-game suspension.

    Gregory rejoined the team this month after spending time in rehab.

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