We have finally found the thing that could end the relationship between Greg Hardy and the Dallas Cowboys. It has nothing to do with the off-the-field issues, namely the accusation of assault by his ex-girlfriend, that Hardy brought with him when he came to Dallas. Nor does it have anything to do with Hardy’s questionable locker room etiquette, which has included confrontations with his teammates while he was on the sideline in games.
No, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the thing that is likely to lead to the divorce between the Cowboys and Hardy is that the former Pro Bowler partied a lot during the season and wasn’t in the best physical condition. Seriously.
“Hardy partied a lot during the season and simply was not in great physical shape as the season wore on and on and on,” Cole said. “That was part of the reason he was tardy to several meetings during the season and part of the reason the team felt so distracted by his presence.”
Cole also mentioned that Hardy’s confident that his on-field play will lead to a contract somewhere in the NFL next year, it just won’t be Dallas.
If you want to take a more optimistic approach to this, it’s a sign that, after so much criticism, the Cowboys are finally willing to part ways with Hardy, who has been a major distraction on and off the field ever since he joined Dallas. But it’s kind of awful that it didn’t take any of the stories about him attacking his ex-girlfriend or generally being a terrible person that led the Cowboys to this. Instead, they didn’t like how much he partied (which, one would assume, would mean that there is nothing to the “Johnny Manziel to Dallas” rumors that have been circulating for months, but that’s a discussion for another day).
(via Bleacher Report)