Randy Gregory, a defensive end for the Cowboys, was placed on the injury report on Thursday. The veteran did not participate in today’s practice due to an unexpected knee injury. Gregory was not listed yesterday but was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. While the Dallas team’s unexpected absence may be cause for concern, it appears that it may not be the end of the world. Gregory is “all good,” according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, and is expected to start against the Carolina Panthers in Week 4.
Randy Gregory has been added to the practice report with a knee issue. He was present at the open portion today, but did not participate. pic.twitter.com/786WSUUQtD
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) September 30, 2021
If Gregory is unable to return for Sunday’s game, it will be the second time this season he has missed a game. The fifth-year DE missed Week 2’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this month due to a positive test. Gregory’s status moving forward is extremely important due to a slew of injuries to the Cowboys’ defensive front. DeMarcus Lawrence, a defensive end, is on injured reserve with a broken foot, and linebacker Keanu Neal and defensive end Bradley Anae are both on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Gregory is joined on the injury report this week by fellow defensive end Dorance Armstrong (ankle), defensive tackle Carlos Watkins (knee), safety Donovan Wilson (groin), and offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe (illness), all of whom did not practice today. Tony Pollard, the backup running back, was also absent from today’s practice due to a personal matter. At 1 p.m., the Cowboys will face the Panthers in a game that will cost them
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