Cowboys rookie defensive end Randy Gregory officially returned two weeks ago against the Giants, but we’ll forgive you if you didn’t realize he was back at all, because he’s played a total of just 18 snaps since then.
According to Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, Gregory is still working through the very “tricky” injury that is the high ankle sprain.
"One, he's a rookie and you sit out for six weeks it doesn't just come right back to you," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "Two, the injury there--high ankle sprains are tricky. I give him a lot of credit for wanting to be out there. He's fighting through his injuries. But we all know those things don't go away overnight. I think that thing will only get better for him. I admire him for fighting through and working through it and I think he'll just get better.”
Gregory still hasn’t recorded a tackle on the year, but according to Jon Machota of the Morning News, he’s posted five quarterback pressures in just 36 total snaps on the year. That’s pretty good.
"He's working his way back in," said head coach Jason Garrett. "In the game [Sunday] he was going to play in certain situations, so he only played 10 snaps in the game. We want to ramp that up as we go forward."