It appears one year of the Greg Hardy experiment was enough for the Dallas Cowboys.
According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the team doesn't expect to bring the free agent-to-be back in 2016.
As you might remember, shortly after Hardy came off his four-game suspension and posted three sacks in his first two games, owner Jerry Jones credited him as a leader and openly discussed signing him to a long-term deal. But the team as a whole—from the front office to the locker room—seemed to sour on Hardy as the year dragged on. He was reportedly late a lot, and now from Cole’s report, we learn that his chronic tardiness might have just been a product of a too active social life.
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“In talking to sources close to Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy, the expectation from their side is that the Cowboys are not going to bring Hardy back after a tumultuous first season with the team and a tumultuous season after his return to the league after a one-year suspension,” Cole writes. “The problem for the Cowboys is that Hardy partied a lot during the season and was not in great physical shape as the season wore on and on and on. That was part of the reason he was tardy to several meetings during the season and part of the reason why the team felt so distracted by his presence.”
Hardy finished 2015 with 23 tackles, six sacks and five tackles for loss.