Camp Randy Gregory is optimistic about his chances for a resumption of the NFL. Two-year drug testing and what I've been told is a 2,000-page presentation that includes those test results and testimonials from Dallas Cowboys celebrity teammates, industry leaders, civil society leaders and influential celebrities.
But there is also urgency on the part of all parties involved in the league's steps to apply for reinstatement. And all you need to understand why Gregory wants to haggle with the NFL next week is a calendar.
"I was proud of Randy this offseason," said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during the sponsorship golf event on Wednesday. "I'm very aware of how hard he works to get back into the league and return to the field, we know he has talent."
But there are certain things the cowboys should not do, there The teams have limited knowledge of how much contact they can have with a suspended player. So how do we know about Dallas sense of urgency here?
The NFL rules require that the Commissioner make a judgment within 60 days of receiving the reinstatement request. Sources told me the first goal was to put together all the testimonies (again, not only from various teammates like Tyrone Crawford, Sean Lee and Jeff Heath, as has been widely reported, but also from spheres of influence far beyond the Dallas locker room), until April 27, and then submit by May 1
But as the cowboys start training camp at the end of July, you should expect: The 60- The daily window must be triggered in the next two weeks for Gregory to join his team at Oxnard.
"I do not want to be overbearing in any way, whether or not He will qualify for reinstatement," Jones said, and that's wise. But it is not "presumptuous" to realize that Dallas is well aware of the calendar. It is also not "presumptuous" to report how many people with Gregor's knowledge of the situation in the second round since the regular season finale 2016 have not played and the league has blocked the pass rusher on January 6 (19659004). "I tried to put my two cents in the league and what I think is best for Randy," Crawford said Wednesday. I think it's best when he's back in the locker room, he's back around us. I think it will be good for him and it will be good for us.
Even the normally buttoned Jason Garrett gives positively to vibes here.
"We will go through the process," said the Cowboys coach. "We can definitely support him, we'll take that chance with him Use security. He is someone who has worked very hard and we look forward to his future. "
It's a future that can come with the help of a 2000-page document … and a 60-day window on which the clock is ticking.