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FRISCO (AP) – Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones expects defensive end Randy Gregory to play for the Cowboys again despite a suspension that will last at least a year.

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A day after the NFL announced Gregory’s third suspension this season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, Jones said Friday that he doesn’t want to put a timeframe on a possible return.

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Gregory could be eligible for the playoffs next season if the Cowboys make it again, although a return for the 2018 season — the last of Gregory’s rookie contract — is more likely.

The suspension knocked Gregory out of this season’s playoffs for the Cowboys, the No. 1 seed in the NFC. He played the last two games of the regular season after serving a 14-game ban.

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