Dallas Cowboys Sign DE Greg Hardy to One Year Deal
The Dallas Cowboys are taking a chance on another troubled football player, signing former Carolina Panthers defensive end, Greg Hardy, to a one-year deal.
The one-year deal is worth $11.3 million dollars, according to ESPN Dallas.
Hardy and the Cowboys had been negotiating a contract for the past few days when the defensive end stayed overnight Tuesday (March 17th). The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were also looking at signing Hardy, but ended up pulling out of the running.
Hardy was drafted in 2010 by the Carolina Panthers out of Ole Miss. It wasn't long before he made a name for himself as an elite pass rusher. In 2012 he had 11 sacks for the Panthers. He followed that up in 2013 with 15 sacks and a trip the Pro Bowl.
The only knock on Hardy is his legal issues on and off the field. He was charged with assaulting and communicating threats to his then-girlfriend last summer, and after playing one game in 2014 he was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list.
The charges against Hardy were eventually dropped after his accuser in the case failed to testify. But, he could still get punished by NFL. He is currently still on the commissioner’s exempt list and needs to be reinstated. In fact, it is possible he may have to sit out the first 4-6 games of the season.
Still, there is no doubting his skills as a pass rusher. In fact from 2011 to 2013, the defensive end has gone full beast mode, recording 34 sacks in 39 games.
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