That’s what the two sides initially agreed upon and some have started to share the details online.
However, the 29-year-old defensive player from Nebraska flipped the script by joining the Denver Broncos on a five-year, $70 million deal.
The contract gives him a $10 million signing bonus that will be stretched out for the contract’s duration.
Cowboys fans were confused after suddenly missing out on one of their priority free agent signings.
After all, it’s highly peculiar to see a player backing out from a deal that he has given a green light.
But it seems like Gregory gave a glimpse of what transpired during the negotiations with Dallas when he had a brief Twitter exchange with someone.
The brief but emphatic thread was shared by Pro Football Focus writer Ari Meirov.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) March 20, 2022
Gregory initially said, “Y’all opinions don’t pay my bills.”
To which, a certain Jai Blevins commented that signing with the Cowboys could have paid his bills.
However, the linebacker responded, “Nope. Your owners acted in bad faith all free agency. They’ve been awfully quiet lately huh? Wonder why lol. Can’t wait for you guys to ask the same questions.”
What Could Have Happened Between Gregory And The Cowboys?
There was likely a misunderstanding between him and Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones.
The billionaire doesn’t have problems paying his players, and sometimes even stretches his budget to overpay.
However, could there be a falling out regarding his role with the Cowboys next season?
Or did Gregory find out that Dallas preferred another linebacker all along?
Jones and the Cowboys top brass have several questions to answer because the media and curious fans will get to the bottom of Gregory’s U-turn.