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#pounditThursday, July 18, 2024

Report: Greg Hardy became a ‘constant headache’ for Jason Garrett

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That Dallas Cowboys have once again announced that Jason Garrett’s job is safe heading into the offseason, and that could mean defensive end Greg Hardy has played his last snap with the team.

If a report from SportsDay’s Brandon George is any indication, Garrett will not want Hardy back. And neither will some of Hardy’s teammates. In addition to becoming a “constant headache” for Garrett, Hardy’s antics inspired the Cowboys to assign a support staff to him to check up on him.

Along the way, Hardy became a constant headache for Jason Garrett. The Cowboys coach met with him at least four times to address his conduct.

Hardy became such a worry over the last month of the season that the club increased its involvement, providing a more active support staff to check in on him, a source said.

A few teammates who had supported Hardy early began to sour on him late in the season, in part because his perpetual tardiness for team meetings never resulted in a reduction of playing time. Tardiness was also an issue for Hardy with his previous teams.

If this guy isn’t luggage, I don’t know what is. Hardy’s talent is undeniable. He is one of the best pass-rushers in football and is just 27. But his domestic violence history and seeming lack of remorse over it is despicable.

Hardy is set to become a free agent on March 9, and it is unclear what the market for him will look like. He has said he wants to remain in Dallas and repay Jerry Jones for giving him a second chance, but you could argue he did nothing with the opportunity Jones gave him. Hardy showed he can still get after the quarterback, but he also proved what a horrible teammate he is in the meantime. It’s a shame some other team will inevitably sign him this offseason.


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