INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 22: Defensive lineman Randy Gregory of Nebraska competes during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 22, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Randy Gregory drops his appeal, and you have to wonder if he'll play for Dallas this year

It's time to look forward to 2017 for this former standout college star.

Bad news out of Dallas—-that it has nothing to do with Tony Romo may be good news.

Suspended Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory dropped his appeal of a 10-game substance abuse violation. That's now 10 games on top of the four-game suspension he was already serving.

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If it weren't for his repeated offenses and being a second-round draft pick, it's doubtful this would even be newsworthy. In his rookie season, he appeared in 12 games, totaling a whopping seven tackles.

He's eligible to return week 16, when Dallas plays Tampa Bay. With two games left in the season at that point, you have to wonder if he even sees the field in 2016.

[h/t Pro 32]