Randy Gregory gets star tattoo to show allegiance to Cowboys

What Gregory means for the Cowboys' defense

Field Yates talks about what impact linebacker Randy Gregory will have in Dallas.

IRVING, Texas -- How much is Randy Gregory looking forward to being with the Dallas Cowboys?

The team's second-round pick got a star tattoo on his forearm.

There are plenty of ways to show allegiance, but the rookie linebacker has chosen to go the almost-permanent route with his tattoo.

The Cowboys certainly have hope right now that their chancy selection of Gregory, who failed a drug test at the NFL scouting combine and has other off-field concerns, leads to an almost-permanent relationship as well.

Last week, Gregory said in an interview with ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM that immaturity was to blame for his off-field problems.

"That's something I've definitely been working on and something I can definitely fix," Gregory said Friday in the interview. "I'm 22 years old but I think I carry myself real well and I think I need to carry myself a little bit better as far as decision making goes. I think a lot of people are getting tied up in the weed and think it's just a weed problem.

"I don't think it's a weed problem. I think it's decision making. I think I'm immature. I'm definitely working on that. I want to prove everyone wrong and I want to do it with this team. I think this is the best team I can do that with."

He also was asked if he has smoked marijuana since failing the combine drug test.

"I haven't touched it. I'm feeling real good, too. This is a high in itself, to be honest. I'm high on life right now, and I don't want to lose this high," he said.

Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones talked with Gregory before deciding to use the team's second-round pick (No. 60 overall) on him.