Last week the Dallas Cowboys’ pass rush got a massive boost from the return of defensive end Greg Hardy, who was suspended for the first four games of the season, came off the suspension list last week and sacked Tom Brady twice on Sunday.
Now it looks like they could get another boost next week, in the form of rookie defensive end Randy Gregory, who has been sidelined with a high ankle sprain since the season opener.
Gregory returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since the week leading up to the first Giants game on Sept. 13.
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“He was out on the practice field at the end of last week doing some stuff,” Garrett told the team’s official website earlier in the week, “so hopefully he responds well to that work and we’ll take him day by day this week.”
Following the loss to the Patriots, Gregory wasn’t ready to declare that he’d definitely, 100 percent be back after the bye week, but the rookie who feel into the Cowboys’ lap in the second round was generally optimistic.
“We’ve got a lot of guys that can play different spots in there,” Gregory said. “And hopefully it will get better once I get there. I think it’s still kind of early to determine that (returning for the next game against New York), but I’m doing all the right things off the field to get back on the field and I think the progress is right on track for what we set it on beginning after the injury.”