After Yet Another Suspension, Jerry Jones’ Cowboys Have Soul-Searching to Do

July 26, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys knew they were close. A controversial ruling on a Dez Bryant non-catch might have cost them a berth in the 2015 NFC Championship Game, leaving Jones and the organization thinking they needed only an extra defensive boost to get over the top. 
After all, the 2014 Cowboys had the NFL's fifth-highest point total but also the fifth-lowest sack total. The pass rush needed an upgrade, but premier edge-rushers aren't often available on the trade or free-agent markets, and when they are, they're expensive. 
So in the spring of 2015, Jones and the Cowboys—without a high draft pick or a ton of money to spend—decided to gamble. They used what resources they had to obtain a pair of talented rushers who came with red flags.
On March 18, 2015, they signed Greg Hardy, who put up 26 sacks in a two-season span between 2012 and 2013 but in 2014 was convicted by a judge of assaulting a female and communicating threats in a case invo...

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