Just a few hours after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Dallas Cowboys were re-signing edge rusher Randy Gregory, it appears the script has flipped. According to Vic Lombardi and Mike Garofolo in the early going, the Cowboy is reversing course and agreeing to a deal with the Denver Broncos.
For a mere 90 minutes, Cowboys Nation rejoiced in the idea of having both DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory back. Poof. Gone. This certainly isn’t the first time Schefter has been wrong about something this offseason, but we can certainly say we have never seen anything quite like this. According to Ian Rapoport, the deal was all but done, but the Cowboys wanted to tinker with language in the contract. Gregory didn’t like that, so he went for Denver.
Gregory is reportedly signing to the same deal he was supposed to sign with the Cowboys: five years for $70 million with $28 million guaranteed. This is all a whirlwind, as not only did the team’s official Twitter account report the contract, but Gregory’s agent also told the Dallas Morning News he’d be re-signing with Dallas.
Randy Gregory reverses course and is now signing with Broncos instead of Cowboys
NFL Network’s James Palmer reported that the Broncos had their eyes on Gregory when they realized that getting Von Miller back to Denver wouldn’t be a possibility.
This leaves a giant gap at defensive end for Dallas. The front office needs to find a free agent or pray that they can get a draft pick who can start almost immediately. Gregory leaves incredibly big shoes to fill. The five-year Cowboys defender had 6.0 sacks, 4 tackles for loss, and 17 QB hits in 2021.
To make matters even worse, the Broncos Twitter account chose to troll the Cowboys after the debacle.
The embarrassment caused the Cowboys Twitter account to delete the initial tweet.
This year will be an offseason to remember. We told you to buckle up, right?