As the Dallas Cowboy's offseason couldn't get any crazier, things took a turn Tuesday morning when the franchise announced they were re-signing Defensive End Randy Gregory, but then an hour later, Gregory backed out of the deal to sign with the Denver Broncos instead.
According to reports, Gregory and his team walked away from the deal because they didn't like the language in his contract that allowed the franchise to void his deal if he were to get in trouble, but other reports show that the team was open to working with him on it.
Randy Gregory to Denver is a brutal U-turn for Cowboys. They thought it was done. His agent announced it as done. But now the team has a massive void at edge rusher opposite DeMarcus Lawrence. On to Plan B. https://t.co/k0v6Gc4vF2
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) March 15, 2022
Now with the franchise back to searching for another pass-rusher to pair with Defensive End DeMarcus Lawrence and Linebacker Micah Parsons, NFL Reporter Jane Slater reported that there is heavy interest from Von Miller to be a Cowboy.
Miller, a Dallas-native, had already been linked to the franchise from multiple news sites as a potential free-agent target for the Cowboys since they felt Miller made sense to fix the team's pass-rushing problem, but with Gregory out of the picture, it's likely the team goes all-in on Miller.
According to Spotrac, Miller's market value is $10.5 million per year and going based on Gregory's initial reported contract that was worth five years at $70 million, his average salary would be cheaper than Gregory's.
Additionally, Slater said the Cowboys are doing their “due diligence” on Miller and that could be positive the team is making that known since such response was never yielded when the franchise was linked to pursuing Safeties Earl Thomas and Jamal Adams, or current Free Agent Linebacker Bobby Wagner.
To further stir up the pot, former Cowboy DeMarcus Ware posted a video on his Instagram that teaming up Miller with Lawrence and Parsons sounded like a good idea to him, and Miller commented eyes-emoji on his post.
Ware would respond to him, “Just saying, maybe I join to mentor the guys this year,” and some other recruiting was shown by Parsons, who reshared Ware's video on his personal story and wrote six eye emojis.