Cowboys DE calls out David Andrews for ‘dirty play’ originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Randy Gregory isn’t pleased with how the frustrated New England Patriots offensive line handled things toward the end of Sunday’s Week 6 matchup.
The Dallas Cowboys defensive end spoke after the team’s 35-29 overtime win about what he deemed to be a “dirty play” by Patriots center David Andrews. Gregory claims Andrews delivered a cheap shot on the final play of regulation.
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“Just a dirty play, that’s all,” Gregory told reporters. “I was laying on the ground, I had my head laying on somebody’s leg or something and their center speared me in the neck.
“Me, I talk a lot during the game, I think that’s part of the game. There’s some people that need that aspect of the game to get going. But when you cross the line and start to do things like that it’s unfortunate, because I know him. We trained together pre-draft and we had conversations on the field. But you start whooping up on their O-line, which we were, me especially, they get pissed off. So it is what it is.”
Gregory notched two sacks — one of them a strip sack — during a game in which Dallas’ defense hit Patriots quarterback Mac Jones five times. The veteran edge rusher didn’t hold back his thoughts on a New England offensive line that has struggled through the first six weeks of the campaign.
“Honestly, I felt their O-line couldn’t block me or block any of us as long as they didn’t chip us, at least on the ends, and they did a lot of that,” Gregory said.
Other than Andrews’ alleged cheap shot, the Cowboys didn’t have much to complain about after Sunday’s game. They improved to 5-1 on the season while New England dropped to 2-4.
Next up for the Patriots is a Week 7 meeting with the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium.