The NFL announced Thursday that Cowboys DE Randy Gregory has, in fact, been suspended an additional 10 games, which brings his total suspension to 14 games for the 2016 season.
Gregory can return to the Cowboys’ active roster on Monday, December 19 following their game against the Buccaneers.
There was some hope that Gregory’s suspension could be reduced to 10 games, but it appears the league determined that an additional 10 games appropriate for his violation.
The 10-game suspension is on top of the four-game suspension Gregory received back in February for another violation of the NFL substance-abuse policy. He failed four drug tests, per the NFL’s drug policy with the first violation coming at the combine.
Gregory, 23, is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $3.814 million contract that includes $1.404 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $525,000 for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Gregory appeared in 12 games for the Cowboys and recorded 11 tackles and no sacks.