Whether or not Gregory eventually wins his appeal, it remains unclear if he'll return to the Cowboys in 2016.
Gregory is still appealing his 10-game suspension for another substance-abuse violation, according to multiple reports Sunday.
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has won the appeal of his 10-game suspension for another violation of the NFL's substance-abuse police and will only be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season.
The Cowboys are also without DeMarcus Lawrence (four-game suspension) and linebacker Rolando McClain (10 games - or longer).
ESPN reported that the National Football League has classified a potential "4-plus-10" suspension as pending.
The Star-Telegram, in its report that Gregory won his appeal, added that Gregory is still in rehab. The team placed him on the reserve/did not report list at the start of training camp, and the source told Werder that Gregory continues to receive inpatient treatment at a drug rehabilitation facility. It was at that time word began circulating of another failed test and the possibility it could have kept Gregory suspended all the way through Week 15 of the regular season.
Once considered a possible top-five pick in the 2015 draft, Gregory's draft status plummeted after he failed a drug test before the NFL Combine.
It was reported in every nook and corner, except the league never issued a formal statement.
His first opportunity to play would be October 9 at home against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Cowboys would love to get him back on the field to bolster the pass rush.
Of course, an appeal win still wouldn't mean Gregory would immediately return to the Cowboys. He is nothing short of brilliant. "We need him. We want to get him back".