Pardon Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ excitement over Randy Gregory, but he can’t seem to help it.
The rookie defensive end recorded a sack in Sunday night’s preseason loss to the 49ers in Santa Clara, his second in as many exhibition games, and drew two holding penalties on 49ers’ offensive linemen. On the preseason, Gregory now has four tackles and two sacks, while being limited
“Boy, we’ve added some personnel that are just playing at a level beyond what I expected,” Jones told Ben and Skin on 105.3-FM The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News. “That Randy Gregory, as a rookie I know you shouldn’t do this, but I’m excited about him. He excites the huddle when he gets in it. He excites the team meeting room. He gets his coaches excited.”
Gregory, of course, fell to the Cowboys in the second round of the draft as a result of off-field concerns spurred on by a positive test for marijuana at the combine. Since he’s been here, though, the reports have been pretty much all positive.
"This is what they brought me in for,” Gregory said. “Obviously I want to be the best overall player I can be, well-rounded, so working on other aspects of my game. But for the most part, I’ve done a good job of what they’ve asked me to do.”