Judging by the reaction over at Dallas Cowboys SB Nation site Blogging the Boys, Cowboys fans seem happy about the team's signing of Greg Hardy. In a nutshell, the Cowboys get a very productive player at a big position of need on a contract that is very team friendly. Tom Ryle used the term "brilliance" to describe the contract. From an on-field standpoint, this seems to be a very good move by Philadelphia's division rival.
But as Chip Kelly's emphasis on "culture" suggests, not everything is always as simple as on-field performance. Part of why Dallas was able to sign Hardy in the manner they did was because of the defensive player's recent history involving a domestic abuse charge.
Thus, not everyone in Dallas is singing the praises of the Cowboys' "brilliance" when it comes to Hardy's deal. WFAA sportscaster Dale Hansen ripped the Cowboys hard. Watch the video above this post to see his entire rant. Here's a sample:
"I don't care how good he is. I don't care if the Cowboys made a great deal. And I absolutely don't care about the argument so many of you make that what he does off the field just doesn't matter if he can help you win on the field.
Is there no line you won't cross? Is there no crime you won't accept? Is there no behavior you will not tolerate?
The Cowboys have decided players who use illegal drugs can play.
You drive drunk and kill a teammate... putting everyone on that highway at risk... there's a place on this team for you.
You can rob a department store and play.
And now you can beat a woman and play with a star on your helmet.
Greg Hardy's jersey is being sold at the Cowboys online pro shop now. You could get one for your sister or daughter and then explain to her that Hardy beats up women, but we're cheering him now because he's really good on game day, and game day is all that really matters to me.
Your daughter will understand."