Randy Gregory on Jerry Jones' Cowboys Contract Comments: 'Mans Needs to Let It Go'April 26, 2022
Randy Gregory had a message for Jerry Jones after the Dallas Cowboys owner spoke about the defensive end's decision to sign with the Denver Broncos in free agency.
In response to a tweet by NFL reporter Marcus Mosher, Gregory said "mans needs to let it go" in reference to Jones talking about not giving him the same deal Denver did.
During his Tuesday press conference, Jones told reporters the market for Gregory "got too high for the team."
"If you've got a big question mark on availability, do you want to strap on millions and millions of dollars," Jones added.
It's an unusual comment for Jones to make because the Cowboys made the same offer to Gregory as the Broncos (five years, $70 million). The 29-year-old originally agreed to a deal that would keep him in Dallas.
Per Patrik Walker of CBS Sports HQ, after the two sides agreed to terms, the Cowboys "doubled back" to make changes that Gregory's camp didn't approve.
Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram added the language Dallas wanted to add into the contract that protects the team from paying bonuses or guarantees if a player is fined or suspended is standard practice for the organization.
Gregory has been suspended multiple times by the NFL, including missing the entire 2017 and 2019 seasons, for rules violations. He hasn't had any issues since being reinstated by the league in September 2020.
After things between Gregory and the Cowboys broke down, he agreed to a deal with the Broncos. The first two seasons of his contract are fully guaranteed.
The Cowboys originally selected Gregory with the No. 60 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. The Nebraska product set or tied career highs last season with 17 quarterback hits and six sacks in 12 games.