The Cowboys Extended the Contract of a Suspended Player

Randy Gregory's Contract was extended
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Let’s check in on the Dallas Cowboys.

Hmm.. what’s this?

Well it turns out they extended the contract of defensive end Randy Gregory, who is currently suspended indefinitely by the NFL.


Gregory was set to become a restricted free agent after the 2019 season, but the Cowboys turned $310,000 of his $955,218 base salary into a signing bonus and will pay him $735,000 in 2020 if he is eligible to play. He has the chance to earn more money through escalators in the deal.

Gregory, 26, has been suspended four times in his career. He missed all but two games in 2016 and the entire 2017 season because of suspension. He was reinstated to the league in training camp last summer and played in 14 games, finishing second on the team with six sacks. Gregory was credited with 28 quarterback pressures and 15 tackles, according to the coaches. He had two tackles for loss and forced two fumbles, recovering one.

Obviously the Cowboys haven’t ruled out Gregory playing this year. They did trade a 6th round draft pick to Miami for Robert Quinn as contract talks continue with DeMarcus Lawrence, so they’ll probably be fine at defensive end either way.

Honestly, it’s not a huge deal money or salary cap-wise, the Gregory thing, it’s just funny to me because it feels like such a Dallas type of move.

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