Cowboys’ Randy Gregory Reacts To His Game-Changing Plays Against WFT: ‘They Wanted Us, They Got Us’

“Keep knocking on the devil’s door long enough and sooner or later someone will answer you.”

In other words, be careful what you want, because you will probably get it. With a four-game winning streak and feeling great about the chance to potentially claim the NFC East throne in 2021, Washington football team turn their eyes to the division leader Dallas Cowboys – during the first “Dallas Week” of the season, during which social media was flooded with the usual “we want Dallas” videos and tweets. On Sunday, that winning streak came to an end and the return of Randy Gregory played a key role in ensuring that it was successful.

Gregory participates in the co-worker defense launch Neville Gallimore returned from the injured reserves in Week 14, ready to face Washington amid a bulletin board of material exchanged between head coaches Mike McCarthy and Ron Rivera. Any worries about rust after missing the previous four games with a strained calf were quickly brought to bed, and continued throughout the game until the very end – an exclamation mark was pasted up by Gregory all hope WFT regains by the end of the fourth quarter.

The first was a pass break that turned to interception in the third and 10th minutes by Gregory, a key play that restored possession to Dallas after the quarterback Dak Prescott threw an INT of his own into the previous series that went over his head CeeDee Lamb.

“It just shows my instincts and my athleticism,” he told the media after the game. “So funny, [because] we were working on cutting blocks a few weeks ago, when [defensive coordinator] Dan Quinn was out there with a helmet in practice, and that was the drill right there. Take the cut block down, raise your hand. Fortunately, I was able to cross the lane, pass the left hand and stop.

“At the time, I was trying to figure out which path was the right path to take. I was looking up and wasn’t really sure which path was the right end zone. I was just trying not to get caught. from behind or fumbling with the ball.”

That lesson learned resulted in a drive terminated by a touchdown attack from Prescott to extend the Pro Bowl four times. Amari Cooper, and gave the Cowboys an 11-0 lead in the first quarter. This was Gregory’s first impact play, but not his last. He was also part of the tackle that helped the full-back Jourdan Lewis The punch that released a tumble was also recovered by Lewis, and what he did at the end of the fourth quarter is undeniably the reason the Cowboys came out of the win after Prescott threw a throw. malice became a six-pointer for the full-back. Cole Holcomb, making it a 27-20 score with just four minutes and 13 seconds remaining in the allotted time.

Prescott and the offending team then responded to that mistake by winning three and losing in the next series and with that, they asked the defense to save once again after failing to get shots in. a match led by their defensive opponents. .

Gregory answered the call when it rang.

In third and third place from Washington’s 37-yard line, and with one injured Taylor Heinicke sideline after being bullied in all games, it was Kyle Allen tries to end the return, but is instead introduced to Gregory with a sack that has been safely recovered. Jayron Kearse just two minutes before the warning. It turned out that this was the last time Washington touched the ball.

“I didn’t see him throw it until the last second,” said Gregory of Game Blockade. “I think I sacked him. At the same time, I think he threw the ball away. His knee probably collapsed then. Play big for us. We just need to finish the game. fight sooner.”

All told, Gregory finished with three QBs, two QBs, one drop, one clearance, one interception and one forced fumble, and he did it in just 31 attempts. defense (46%) – the effectiveness of his dominance also increases. full show – also ended his career at a high (6) with four regular-season games left to cross the mark.

However, despite his strong performance, he feels like he is still playing on the field.

“It feels good [to be back]”, he say.” The most important thing is to win. Exited the sane game, made some plays. It’s a good way to come back. There were a few things I had to fix, in case I passed the rush. “

The defensive offensive of Heinicke, Allen and all the way Washington sent the message that a defense of mostly all Cowboys could be an absolute horror in the future. Considering they were ranked 4th in NFL in DVOA before Week 14, see what their potential could be under Quinn – with Gregory joining Gallimore and All-Pro pass runner DeMarcus Lawrence back from injury in December to join rookie phenom Micah Parsons and a sub-do Trevon Diggs – no surprise, but it’s something the Cowboys expect and look to improve on.

Parsons ended up with another multi-bag game (bringing his rookie-season bag total to 12), on a day that also saw Lawrence add a bag to a five-bag outing for the Cowboys, and if it weren’t for a few unusual relegations in the spin-off, a game could have been four interceptions a day… in the first half alone.

And then there’s the rejuvenated defense, a defense that has kept Antonio Gibson just 36 yards of charge on 10 tries after the backline has lost 358 yards of javelin in the previous four games, all winning. win for WFT.

This Cowboys defense is simply different, as Quinn finally gets his complete war chest on the field.

“Incredibly scary,” Gallimore said of the ceiling for the Cowboys defense, which he himself had to land in his first game of the 2021 season. “Now we’re just starting to play ball stuff. better than mine. I wouldn’t even say our best football. We just have to keep our heads down and keep working to understand that we have a lot to prove.”

Needless to say, Gregory wholeheartedly agreed.

“We expect to do a lot of great things,” he added. “It’s really about our preparation and going out there and executing. When the boys focus on the laser, on their game plan, we actually go out there and play the ball. The boy will act.

“We have guys who can rush passers. We have guys who can run. A lot of guys really want to go out there and play and be the creators of a game. We’re going to make a game.” Just give it the chance to do it.”

And what was McCarthy’s “confident” statement before the game?

“We preach all week about supreme confidence,” says Gregory. “[Assistant head coach] Rob Davis talks about it all the time. To get that level of trust from our head coach, will pass down to the rest of us.

“They wanted us and got us. We showed up and played and won.” Cowboys’ Randy Gregory Reacts To His Game-Changing Plays Against WFT: ‘They Wanted Us, They Got Us’

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