While the sentiment in the Cowboys organization seems to be moving toward letting Greg Hardy walk, the troubled defensive end has at least one guy in his corner.
Dez Bryant told Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News, via Pro Football Talk, that he’d like to see Hardy in a Cowboys uniform again next season.
Hardy had been suspended for 10 games under the NFL’s personal conduct policy stemming from a domestic violence incident, but that suspension was reduced to four games. He had four sacks in his four games games of 2015, but just two in his last eight as the Cowboys staggered to a 4-12 record without Tony Romo for most of the season.
The Cowboys also were without Bryant for seven games because of a foot injury.
Hardy, who signed a one-year contract for 2015, showed up late to several meetings this season and several teammates, including fellow defensive end Jeremy Mincey, thought he was a distraction in the locker room.
There were only two games in which both Bryant and Hardy didn’t play. So even if Bryant wasn’t around Hardy as much during his injury, he probably witnessed the same behavior as everyone else on the team but feels like Hardy’s ability to contribute to the defense outweighs any distractions.