Watching the first half of the Dallas Cowboys’ 30-6 loss to the New England Patriots last Sunday, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin was blown away by the performance of one Greg Hardy.
“I know a lot of people are mad at this dude, but I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is the first game,'" Irvin told 105.3-FM The Fan this week, via Pro Football Talk. “To come back in the first game and do what that dude did, that was crazy.”
So crazy that Irvin came away from the game with the feeling that Hardy was well worth the controversy when he was signed in March, having already missed 15 games on the Commissioner’s Exempt List last year as the result of a domestic violence investigation. The league’s own investigation led to a four-game suspension, making last Sunday Hardy’s first game in over a year.
Irvin took it a step further and opined that the Cowboys should go ahead and re-sign Hardy now.
“I’m sorry everybody and I don’t want to be insensitive, but while everybody’s mad about the video, we should sign him to a long-term deal now,” Irvin continued. “It was so impressive to see that, it was mind-boggling impressive.”