Dallas Prematurely Posts Re-Signing Of Randy Gregory Only To See Him Go To Denver Moments Later

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  • The Cowboys appeared to have re-signed DE Randy Gregory, keeping him in Dallas for the foreseeable future.
  • Gregory swiftly changed his mind and signed with the Broncos, leaving his former team as the butt of social media jokes.
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The Dallas Cowboys were riding high this morning with the news that star defensive lineman Randy Gregory was planning on re-signing with the organization.

In 12 games with the Cowboys last season, the pass rusher recorded 19 tackles and six sacks, tying a career best. He also tallied an interception and forced three fumbles in what was his most impressive campaign to date.

Gregory has been in Dallas since the 2015 season, when the team drafted him with a second-round selection. This after leading the Big Ten in sacks as a junior at Nebraska.

The Cowboys were eager to bring the talented defender back to the Lone Star State, and it seemed like a done deal with reports of an agreement hitting social media this morning. Even the Cowboys, themselves, posted an announcement on Twitter of the alleged re-signing.

Unfortunately, those reports were a bit premature.

In an unexpected turn of events, Gregory changed his mind on his terms with Dallas, instead opting to sign with the Broncos.

The deal is apparently structured exactly the same as his offer with the Cowboys.

Apparently, the Cowboys wanted to put some extra language in the contract after the two sides had come to an agreement. That language may have had to do with drug test failures, an issue Gregory was popped for upon entering the league.

Gregory fooled everyone, pulling the rug out from under the Cowboys at the last possible second. As they say, nothing is done until pen meets paper.

Social media was quick to jab at the Cowboys for making the announcement before having the deal in place.