Last season, the Dallas Cowboys finished 10-6, on top of the NFC East, and made it into the second round of the playoffs before losing to the Seattle Seahawks. It was a good year, and they're hoping to advance on it in 2019, but they've run into a few offseason speed bumps. One defensive player has been suspended, another has a pending suspension, and DeMarcus Lawrence has one foot out the door. All of these factors bring about cause for concern.
Things have become truly chaotic for the Cowboys over the last couple of days, and it has played havoc with their defense. As reported by ESPN, defensive end Randy Gregory has been indefinitely suspended by the NFL for once again violating the league's substance abuse policy. Along with that infraction, Gregory has violated the terms of his conditional reinstatement.
The Cowboys organization was aware that this was coming, though, and they weren't overly surprised. Gregory played 14 games last season, and finished second on the team with 28 quarterback pressures and six sacks.
It is not known how long he will end up being out, but his attorney -- Daniel Moskowitz -- says Gregory is working on getting back on the field "as soon as possible." Gregory's suspension comes at a bad time, though, as the Cowboys are possibly going to lose another defensive lineman to suspension as well.