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, the fourth time the troubled player has been banned by the league.The suspension comes about seven months after Gregory was reinstated by Commissioner Roger Goodell following a lengthy process aimed at reviving his career. Gregory missed 30 of the 32 games over two seasons as a result of his first three suspensions.Gregory had his best year in 2018, posting career highs with six sacks and 14 games. He was reinstated just before the start of training camp last year and was active for the season opener.While suspensions in the most advanced stage of the league’s substance-abuse policy are at least a year, it wasn’t immediately clear how long the 26-year-old Gregory’s latest ban would be.His previous suspension was a yearlong ban, and Gregory waited several months beyond that to submit his case to Goodell in hopes of improving his chances. Several teammates wrote letters supporting Gregory’s bid.The Cowboys declined to comment on Gregory’s latest suspension, and one of his representatives didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.As with the yearlong ban, Gregory won’t be allowed to participate in the Cowboys’ offseason program. He can only go to the team’s practice facility to meet with the person in charge of his treatment.Gregory slid to the Cowboys late in the second round of the 2015 draft after testing positive for marijuana at the NFL combine. The former Nebraska standout was considered one of the best pass rushers in his draft DeMarcus Ware Jersey 2019
, and there was promise early with a strong rookie training camp.After vowing to owner and general manager Jerry Jones that he could control his issues with marijuana, Gregory only made it through one season. He didn’t have a sack as a rookie while missing four games with an ankle injury.The first suspension, a four-game ban, was announced in February 2016, and he was away from the team during training camp while in rehab. A 10-game suspension came seven months later. Gregory remained with the team while missing those 14 games before playing in the final two games of the 2016 season.Gregory’s yearlong suspension was announced during Dallas’ two-week break between the end of the 2016 regular season and a divisional playoff loss to Green Bay. He missed all of 2017. Let’s get to know one of Kellen Moore’s new toys."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Dallas Cowboys NewsDallas Cowboys Podcasts & VideosFilm Room: Understanding how the Dallas Cowboys can use Tony PollardNew,70commentsLet’s get to know one of Kellen Moore’s new toys.CDTShareTweetShareShareFilm Room: Understanding how the Dallas Cowboys can use Tony PollardWhen the Dallas Cowboys drafted Tony Pollard in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft White Tony Romo Jersey
, they got a lot more than just a backup running back. Pollard is a serious playmaker that can work as a runner, receiver, and kick returner. Pollard is coming off of a season where he gained 1,010 yards from scrimmage for Memphis. This included 552 rushing yards on 78 carries plus 458 receiving yards on 39 receptions. He scored 10 total touchdowns in 2018: six rushing, three receiving, and one on a kick-off return.In the past three seasons he has returned seven kickoffs to the house including four touchdowns on only 22 returns in 2017.John David Mercer-USA TODAY SportsLet’s take a look at what makes Pollard special in the above video.Memphis ran a wide zone play with Pollard against East Carolina which is similar conceptually to a jet sweep that you might see the Cowboys look to run with him after lining him up at receiver. He found a cutback lane in the defense and cut at a 90-degree angle with speed. He broke multiple tackles and nearly made it to the endzone. In the Birmingham Bowl Tony Romo Jersey 2019
, Pollard showed great patience as a runner shredding the Wake Forest defense for a 42-yard touchdown run on the zone play. These two plays demonstrate that Pollard has the speed, vision, and power to perform as a running back in the National Football League, but that is not all that he can do for an offense. In the game against UConn in 2017, Pollard lined up as the inner-most receiver on the 3-receiver side of the trips formation. Pollard stems his route to the outside and this gets the linebacker to turn, which allows Pollard to break vertically inside of him. Pollard splits the safeties and makes the reception for a 14-yard touchdown.Against Georgia State Pollard caught a touchdown pass in the endzone White Ezekiel Elliott Jersey
, going up and over the defender to high point the ball and make a great catch.These clips demonstrate that Pollard is not just a speedy running back who can line up at receiver, but a talented pass catcher. The Cowboys added a dynamic offensive threat in Pollard. He can contribute in multiple ways and should be on the field alongside Ezekiel Elliott, not just to relieve him.