Dez Bryant Lobbies for Greg Hardy’s Return to Dallas Next Year
While the Dallas Cowboys stood by troubled defensive end Greg Hardy both before and after his signing, as his production waned late in the season amid Dallas’ other troubles, the Cowboys’ support of the former star allegedly waned as well. During that time, his production dropped to just 1.5 sacks after Thanksgiving, and his behavior during games and in practices seemed to serve as a distraction that was affecting team chemistry–feuding with coaches during games and generally acting like a psycho.
There’s also the matter of his domestic abuse charges that manifested themselves in some very graphic and troubling police photos earlier this year. He served his suspension for the act, but that hasn’t kept public sentiment from turning on both him and the Cowboys.
Nonetheless, star wideout Dez Bryant has supported Hardy’s return to the team for next season, saying, ““You see guys perform at a high level around him, and that’s what he brings to the defense. I know I would love to see Greg back with us. He’s a great teammate. I love him. I hope we can get him back.”
We’ll see if Dez’s vote of confidence is enough to bring the troubled player back to the fledgling team.
Hat Tip – [PFT]