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Dez Bryant wants Greg Hardy back in Dallas next year

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Back when Greg Hardy’s sacks were enough to help the Cowboys overlook the perpetual headaches, they were talking about extending his contract.

But as the production waned, so did their apparent interest in keeping him, as everyone from management to coaches has sounded very equivocal since the end of the season.

But at least one of Hardy’s teammates would like to see him return, as Dez Bryant told Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News he endorsed the move.

“You see guys perform at a high level around him, and that’s what he brings to the defense,” Bryant said. “I know I would love to see Greg back with us. He’s a great teammate. I love him. I hope we can get him back.

“Greg Hardy loves the game. Anybody who loves the game, I love him.”

The Cowboys paid Hardy nearly $9 million this year, and he offered them 6.0 sacks in 12 games (after serving a four-game suspension). Of that sum, 1.5 came after Thanksgiving.

As a result, management has taken a decidedly wait-and-see approach to his future, and teammates have admitted he was a distraction. But he has at least one guy on his side, a guy who we know will be in Dallas next year.

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25 Responses to “Dez Bryant wants Greg Hardy back in Dallas next year”
  1. beavertonsteve says: Feb 1, 2016 9:17 AM

    Greg, you’re my Mississippi.

  2. typicalnipple says: Feb 1, 2016 9:21 AM

    Word is Mr. Dezmond also wants the presence of Big John Football in the locker room.

  3. GettingNoRespect says: Feb 1, 2016 9:21 AM

    I think it is so that when Dez screws up, he can point to Greg and say, “hey, I’m not him”

  4. rutledge3197 says: Feb 1, 2016 9:23 AM

    They should hold hands and skip on the way to the CFL

  5. nard100 says: Feb 1, 2016 9:27 AM

    Dez probably wants someone who can keep the attention off of him. Great candidate.

  6. pantherfan1973299 says: Feb 1, 2016 9:32 AM

    Lol. Oh, Greg, I forgot you were there. You may go now. Just leave that shotgun.

  7. jimnaizeeum says: Feb 1, 2016 9:36 AM

    Des isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.

  8. tommyribs says: Feb 1, 2016 9:43 AM

    As a GIANTS fan, I hope the ‘Boys listen to Dez.

    Although we all know, the perfect place for Hardy is Cincinnati.

  9. Getoffmylawn! says: Feb 1, 2016 9:44 AM

    Greg probably doesn’t want to play for a team that is trying to get back to 8-8.

    Nice Tombstone callback.

  10. kcflake says: Feb 1, 2016 9:48 AM

    I’m shocked any Dallas player, or fan would want hardy back.

  11. cheeze5 says: Feb 1, 2016 9:49 AM

    I clicked this article and went directly to the comments.. **popcorn ready**

  12. unbridledsexy says: Feb 1, 2016 9:58 AM

    Well I love the game of football….wait…does Dez love me?

    Did you hear that, guys!?! DEZ BRYANT LOVES ME!!

  13. yooperman says: Feb 1, 2016 10:07 AM

    Fall Guy 101.

  14. raynman49 says: Feb 1, 2016 10:07 AM

    When Bryant is the only one wanting him back, that tells me all I need to know.

  15. 700levelvet says: Feb 1, 2016 10:20 AM

    The…”Most mediocre franchise in sports”…

  16. metalup666 says: Feb 1, 2016 10:21 AM

    Draft the DE out of Oregon and drop this guy.

  17. cowboysallday says: Feb 1, 2016 11:28 AM

    His sack total droppe after thanksgiving because that’s when Mo got hurt. Everyone knows pass coverage results in sacks, can’t put all the blame on him.

  18. vdogg says: Feb 1, 2016 11:46 AM

    Of course Dez wants him back…aside from the fact that Dez makes nothing but great decisions off the field, he is certainly the first person I would go to for character assessments…not to mention the fact that Hardy takes the spotlight off him helps…

  19. captainwhodat says: Feb 1, 2016 12:07 PM

    misery, they say, loves company…

  20. steelerben says: Feb 1, 2016 12:14 PM

    unbridledsexy says:
    Feb 1, 2016 9:58 AM
    Well I love the game of football….wait…does Dez love me?

    Did you hear that, guys!?! DEZ BRYANT LOVES ME!!


    Calm down. Sure, Dez loves you. He’s just not IN love with you. It isn’t you, it is him.

  21. patrickpjm says: Feb 1, 2016 12:23 PM

    Of course he wants Hardy on his team. Dez can get away with anything with him around

  22. bleedingfacemask says: Feb 1, 2016 2:45 PM

    “Greg Hardy loves the game. Anybody who loves the game, I love him.”

    You had him at “hello”, Dez.

  23. censorshipstinks says: Feb 1, 2016 2:45 PM

    That way he is not the only abuser in Dallas. Not to mention the fact that news people are more likely to follow Hardy than Dez. Dez is just a news story away from NFL punishment. With Hardy around that story is less likely to be published.

  24. spin5150bc says: Feb 1, 2016 3:01 PM

    Cowboys be Cowboys.

  25. theaveragecharlie says: Feb 1, 2016 6:14 PM

    Birds of a feather…

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