The Dallas Cowboys had a heartbreaking NFL season which saw their Super Bowl 50 run cut short when Tony Romo left the field. Apart from losing their quarterback and leader, the Dez Bryant squad also plunged into some off-the-field issues. These concerns involved a tension in the locker room and even in the sidelines during football matches.
One of the most problematic players at the time was Greg Hardy. The defensive end star had been involved in domestic violence disputes even before joining the Dallas Cowboys. His unpopular persona got worse when he uttered lascivious comments directed at the wife of New England Patriots star Tom Brady, model Giselle Bundchen. As the NFL season unfolded, the Jerry Jones squad found themselves at the bottom of the rankings. While the end of their Super Bowl dreams had almost every member of the squad swearing to become better football stars next season, it looks like the Dallas Cowboys roster drama has yet to end.
The latest Dallas Cowboys star to take the center stage is Randy Gregory. As one of the most promising NFL stars, the 23-year-old DE found himself becoming a disappointment to his team and friends. With a troubled background before joining the NFL, Gregory initially vowed to clean up his act to deserve the confidence he received from the Dallas Cowboys.
However, the four-game suspension meted against Gregory does not bode well for the NFL team. The defensive end is said to have violated the substance abuse policy of the NFL, according to the National Football Post. His suspension will reflect poorly on the first month of the Dallas Cowboys in the next NFL season. Also, Gregory will be losing $143,000 worth of salary. This suspension might also endanger his guaranteed cash of $370,000.
"This is a disappointment," said Dallas Cowboys Executive Stephen Jones in an official statement. The exec added, "We have been clear with Randy about what his responsibilities are and what is expected of him. This is something that he is going to have to work through and correct."
This latest development adds to the growing problems of the Dallas Cowboys. With the uncertainty of Romo's return and the probable departure of Hardy from the team, fans are now losing interest. This will undoubtedly translate to lower ticket sales since no one would be interested in watching a football team filled with miscreants and injured stars.
How will owner Jerry Jones solve this dilemma?
Some fans believe that Tim Tebow might be the answer. An obvious favorite in the football community, the Christian star is a fresh face in a team filled with negativity. Moreover, Tebow's charm and charisma will be great for the Dallas Cowboys as the football squad struggles with police records and league violation issues. With the Christian star in tow, the Romo team might have a chance to turn things around before they finally lose all their fans and followers.