Dallas Cowboys won't re-sign Greg Hardy

By Alex Butler  |  Jan. 28, 2016 at 7:57 PM
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DALLAS, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- It's easier to remember Greg Hardy's antics than his positive performance on the field this season for the Dallas Cowboys.

It appears that Dallas was a tardy and a party for Hardy.

Sources have told Bleacher Report's Jason Cole that the Cowboys won't be bringing back the enigmatic defensive end.

"In talking to sources close to Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy, the expectation from their side is that the Cowboys are not going to bring Hardy back after a tumultuous first season with the team and a tumultuous season after his return to the league after a one-year suspension," Cole said.

"The problem for the Cowboys is that Hardy partied a lot during the season and was not in great physical shape as the season wore on and on and on. That was part of the reason he was tardy to several meetings during the season and part of the reason why the team felt so distracted by his presence."

On Tuesday, Cowboys COO Stephen Jones also commented on Hardy.

"We're not gonna address that yet," Jones told Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. "Still a work in progress. We'll continue to have discussions."

Multiple sources, including teammates, remarked on Hardy's demeanor wearing on the locker room during the season. Some teammates were also annoyed by his "perpetual tardiness," according to SportsDay.

Hardy, 27, had six sacks and 23 tackles in 12 games this season. He has 40 career sacks in 75 career games for the Carolina Panthers and Cowboys.

Hardy had 2014 domestic violence charges expunged last year after being suspended 10 games by the NFL. The suspension was reduced to four games. This incident occurred while Hardy was with the Panthers.

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