DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - The Dallas Cowboys have extended Randy Gregory's contract though the 2020 season, according to reports.
After acquiring Robert Quinn in a trade with the Miami Dolphins, the Cowboys front office extended DE Randy Gregory's contract through 2020, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Dallas is using $310,000 of Gregory's existing salary, which has been used as a 'signing bonus' and tacking $735,000 onto his existing deal for another year.
This shows that Jason Garrett and the rest of the Cowboys management believes in Gregory and are planning for him to return for the 2019 season.
We fully support Randy. Randy's a good young man," head coach Jason Garrett told reporters at the NFL combine. "He's had some issues he's been dealing with. He's been dealing with those issues head-on from day one. He spent a lot of time getting professional help for his issues. He's worked very hard. He's very serious-minded about getting back to an established NFL football player. And he did a really good job for us this year after working through a lot of different obstacles."
Gregory is serving his 4th suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Gregory missed 30 of the 32 games over two seasons as a result of his first three suspensions.