Jones says they haven’t given up hope of Gregory being reinstated. However, Hill says “nothing is guaranteed.”
Gregory applied for reinstatement along with Cowboys EDGE Aldon Smith. While the latter has been reinstated, Gregory was still working through the process back in May.
“The matter remains under review. We have no further comment,” said an NFL representative at the time.
Gregory remains suspended indefinitely by the NFL for multiple violations of the substance abuse policy. While the new CBA lessens penalties for players, it doesn’t resolve current suspensions.
Gregory missed the entire 2019 season due to his suspension and hasn’t played since 2018.
Gregory, 27, 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 in April of last year that will run through the 2020 season.
Gregory was later placed on the suspended list at the start of the 2019 season.
Gregory has been suspended four times since he was drafted back in 2015. The latest came in February of last year, which resulted in an indefinite ban from the NFL for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement.
For his career, Gregory has appeared in 28 games for the Cowboys and recorded seven sacks, two forced fumbles and a recovery.
We’ll have more on Gregory’s reinstatement as the news is available.