Jones’s support of Hardy doesn’t come as a surprise. The Cowboys declined to comment on Deadspin’s story when contacted, but have stood behind him since his signing earlier this year. Just 11 days ago, after Hardy blew up at a special teams coach on the sideline, Jones told reporters in a surreal interview that Hardy was “one of the real leaders on this team.”
Jones and his son Stephen—the team’s executive vice president—have both said that they want to sign Hardy to a long-term deal.
Why does Greg Hardy still have a job playing a boy’s game on national television? To be sure, much of the blame has to do with the continuing saga of Sheriff Roger Goodell, the most inept lawman on either side of the Pecos.
Don’t think you’re forgiven though, Bob McNair.