Greg Hardy should never have been on the Dallas Cowboys, and it’s time Jerry Jones admits that to himself.
Hardy, a talented defensive end theoretically in his prime at age 27, was suspended for the first four games of this season because of a domestic violence incident. He was no longer on his past team, the Carolina Panthers, because they wanted nothing to do with him. It didn’t matter how good he was; the Panthers knew their team would be better off without him.
Yet there was the Cowboys owner thinking he could outsmart everyone. Jones would zig when everyone else zagged. The rest of the league didn’t want a petulant player who had been arrested on domestic violence charges? Jones would scoop in, say he was giving Hardy a second chance, and reap the benefits of signing an elite pass rusher in his prime.
Hardy has already squandered his second chance. And as my colleague Chris Chase argued, it’s time for him to go.
On Sunday during a loss to the New York Giants, Hardy shoved special teams coach Rich Bisaccia and then got into it with teammate Dez Bryant on the sidelines. After the game, he refused to answer reporters’ questions…