Fresh from suspension, Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy raised plenty of eyebrows with his remarks to the media on Tuesday. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones raised those eyebrows even farther with his response to some of Hardy’s comments.
Via Melissa Jacobs of SI.com, the first words to come from Jones after hearing that Hardy said he plans to come out “guns blazin'” on Sunday against the Patriots were, “Oh my goodness.” Jones then opted to point out that Hardy didn’t mean it literally.
“Well, you’re not allowed to have guns on the football field,” Jones said. “We all know that’s just a way of expressing yourself. I hope his guns are a-blazin’.”
Jones then was informed about Hardy’s comments regarding the wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
“Have you seen his wife? I hope she comes to the game,” Hardy said. “I hope her sister comes to the game, all her friends come to the game.”
“When I saw him marry [Gisele Bundchen], Tom went up in my eyes 100 percent,” Jones said. “She’s very very attractive and it shows what an outstanding individual Tom is.”
The broader point is that Hardy’s comments suggest he’s not a very outstanding individual. But Jones offered no commentary on that; Jones already has made it clear that he didn’t sign Hardy for his humanitarian endeavors but because he’s good at tackling quarterbacks while they still have the ball.