The Cowboys also announced that they have signed RB Ito Smith to their practice squad.
The @dallascowboys designated DE Randy Gregory for return from Reserve/Injured on Wednesday. The club also signed RB Ito Smith (Southern Mississippi) to the practice squad.
— Dallas Cowboys Public Relations (@DallasCowboysPR) December 8, 2021
This opens a 21-day window for him to practice before being activated.
Gregory, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2015. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $3.814 million contract that includes $1.404 million guaranteed and stood to make a base salary of $955,217 for the 2019 season when the Cowboys signed him to a one-year extension.
The Cowboys later signed Gregory to a one-year extension worth up to $2.1 million through the 2021 season that included a $200,000 signing bonus.
In 2021, Gregory has appeared in five games for the Cowboys and recorded 10 total tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.