So it turn out that Randy Gregory's positive drug test at the 2015 combine was a red flag after all.
Gregory, the Cowboys' second-round draft choice that year, was suspended indefinitely by the NFL today for violating the league's substance abuse policy. It is the fourth suspension going into what would be his fifth NFL season, the last year of his rookie deal. Gregory has been suspended for 30 games in his career; he has played 28, with one start. He did have 6.0 sacks in 14 games last year, but likely won't be doing much to follow that up in 2019.
Cowboys blogger R.J. Ochoa notes that this is nothing new for Dallas:
Cowboys have had at least one prominent defensive player suspended to begin the season for six years in a row now:
2014: Orlando Scandrick
2015: Greg Hardy, Rolando McClain
2016: DeMarcus Lawrence
2017: David Irving
2018: David Irving
2019: Randy Gregory
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) February 26, 2019