In the wake of the Deflategate Ruling, in which a federal judge vacated Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, it was widely reported that Cowboys’ defensive end Greg Hardy--emboldened by the Brady ruling--would meet with the NFL Players Association to mull his options with respect to his own four-game suspension.
But the Cowboys are preparing for Hardy to just serve the four games, as executive vice president Stephen Jones made clear in an interview Monday with the “Shan & RJ” show on 105.3-FM The Fan.
"Our thoughts are right now are we are accepting that he won't be here for four games," Jones said, per FOX Sports Southwest. "If that were to change for the better, then great. But right now we're making plans as if he's going to be suspended for four games and ready to move forward."
The Cowboys will also be without middle linebacker Rolando McClain, who is suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, for the first four games of the season.