Jerry Jones usually waits until the regular season or playoff collapse before showing his disappointment with his team, but things have gotten out of control during the offseason already.
After Randy Gregory reneged on his prior agreement with the Cowboys on Tuesday to sign a more lucrative long-term deal with the Denver Broncos, Jones was reportedly left “livid” by the last-minute change.
According to Patrik Walker of CBS Sports, Gregory initially agreed to a five-year, $70 million deal with Dallas on Monday. However, the Cowboys’ front office went back on that deal Tuesday as they approached Gregory and his representation with a new offer.
“Per the same source, Gregory was willing to accept less money to remain in Dallas, but the team’s front office then revisited the deal and hoped to insert language that was neither previously agreed upon nor deemed palatable by Gregory’s camp.”
Not happy about the change in the contract, Gregory agreed to terms with the Broncos on a more expensive contract and leaving the Cowboys front office in disarray.
A 2015 second-round pick, Gregory spent his first five seasons in Dallas, amassing 64 solo tackles, 52 quarterback hits, 16.5 sacks, and eight forced fumbles across 50 career games.