The Cowboys linebacking corps is going to be down a member for a couple of weeks. Luke Gifford has run afoul of the NFL rules and will be suspended for a couple of games.
Cowboys LB Luke Gifford has been suspended two games without pay for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 24, 2020
Gifford will be eligible to return to the Cowboys’ active roster on Friday, Dec. 4, following the team’s Week 13 game at Baltimore.
Gifford has been active for the Cowboys in six games during the 2020 season, but has mainly seen action on special teams. He has played on 60-70% of the special teams snaps during those weeks he is an active participant on the roster. He has three tackles on the year.
Gifford was signed by the Cowboys in 2019 as an undrafted free agent out of Nebraska. He played on a very limited number of special teams snaps last year. He spent much of his first year dealing with injury.
There was some thought he might get some more action on defense this year, but so far, even with some of the injuries to the unit, he’s been relegated to special teams.