Free agency frenzy has officially begun, and Cowboys edge rusher Randy Gregory made the first big surprise move. On Tuesday morning, Randy Gregory stunned the Dallas Cowboys when he verbally agreed to join the Denver Broncos.
Gregory had a 5-year, $70 million deal in place with the Cowboys.
A couple of hours later, Gregory changed his mind, choosing to sign with the Denver Broncos.
Now and then, this happens in free agency. In 2015, Frank Gore originally agreed to join the Eagles before backing off and joining the Indianapolis Colts. Anthony Barr did the same in 2019 as he initially agreed to a deal to join the New York Jets before re-signing with the Minnesota Vikings.
The Cowboys picked Gregory in the second-round of the 2015 NFL draft. He has played the last five seasons with the Cowboys. In his career, Gregory has recorded 16.5 sacks, 85 tackles, eight forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. Gregory tied his career-high for sacks (6) and forced fumbles (3) last season, which is why he received a decent payday.
He'll now join the Denver Broncos, who could also add Von Miller.
As expected, Dallas fans were livid that Gregory chose to sign with Denver over Dallas and expressed their frustration on Twitter.
Cowboys fans lose their minds about Randy Gregory signing with the Denver Broncos
@LockTkoUp thinks Gregory is lame for changing his mind last-minute:
@Lakeshow4L Tweeted that Skip Bayless must be sick to his stomach following the news:
@cbellz13 laughed at the news, calling the Cowboys the joke of the NFL:
@EmanuelC01234 thinks it's going to be crazy in the AFC West this season, with teams loading up on the D-line:
@CountOnZach thinks that the guaranteed money that Denver offered must be significantly more than what the Cowboys did:
@SamuelRGold Tweeted that the AFC West is getting crazier and crazier:
@P_ConnerJr was confused about why a player who has played on a certain team for so long decided to play elsewhere on the same contract:
@Black_Hole8 Tweeted that every AFC West team got better within the last week except for the Raiders:
@kingzamunda09 Tweeted that the free agency this year is running crazy:
@JetsTakes responded, saying we call this an Anthony Barr move:
Gregory and his camp are yet to explain why they went back on their agreement with the Cowboys. More details will emerge soon.