Jerry Jones: Cowboys sticking with their 'ugly baby,' Randy Gregory

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The Dallas Cowboys say they’re not walking away from troubled defensive end Randy Gregory, who faces a yearlong suspension from the NFL and who has faced adversity back to his college days.

And yet that doesn’t mean team owner Jerry Jones wasn’t frank about how they view Gregory.

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The Dallas Cowboys are not turning their back on Randy Gregory. (AP)
The Dallas Cowboys are not turning their back on Randy Gregory. (AP)

The 2015 second-rounder already has been suspended 14 games this season for violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy, and a subsequent positive test — believed to be his third violation — could result in another year added to his suspension.

The Cowboys’ defense has overachieved without Gregory or Greg Hardy this season, and the team sits atop the NFL at 8-1 with eight straight victories. Although the Cowboys admitted their mistake with Hardy and dumped him, they apparently are trying their best to assist Gregory through his difficulties.

Not everyone supporting the Cowboys is on Gregory’s side, however. Former Cowboys great Charles Haley has had enough with the second-year player. Haley said he tried to mentor Gregory but that he’s “done” with him, on 105.3 The Fan (via Dallas Morning News).

The 60th overall pick in the 2015 draft, Gregory played in 12 games last season and collected 11 tackles.

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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