MIAMI — Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones met recently with Greg Hardy to discuss the defensive tackle’s recent behavior, two sources said. The meeting, a week ago Thursday, focused on what Hardy can do personally to avoid creating negative issues for himself, according to the sources. Jones declined to speak specifically about the meeting after the Cowboys’ 24-14 win over the Miami Dolphins, but he did say Hardy is trying to change his behavior.
“He is aware that everything he does — his personality, his style, his enthusiasm — it’s all going to be interpreted negatively,” Jones said. “If he’s not aware of that, then he’s hurting a lot of people. I think he really gets that. We certainly feel that way. He understands it, and he has agreed to really work on it.” Jones said he’s used his own experiences with criticism from the media to explain to Hardy why modifying his behavior will ease the scrutiny he receives.
Enthusiasm? Ohhh, is that what we’re calling it now? Greg Hardy is just a little too enthusiastic? Got it. I’ve been searching for the perfect word to describe Greg Hardy beating the life out of his girlfriend and fighting his teammates and coaches, yet here it was, right in front of me the whole time:
All this time I’ve been thinking of a negative word. Fuckboy, Scumbag, Gaping Asshole. Something like that. Meanwhile we got Jerry Jones here spinning Greg’s negatives into positives like Michael Scott.
What are Greg Hardy’s weaknesses?
He works too hard. He cares too much. And sometimes he can be too enthusiastic when he’s throwing his girlfriend’s limp body on a bed of assault rifles or threatening to kill the Cowboys special team coach for giving up a kick return. What about his strengths, you ask? Well when you think about it, his weaknesses are actually his strengths. There ya go.
P.S. I can’t believe how little everyone talked about the pregame smelling salt faces he made. That right there is the face of a fucking LUNATIC. And having it contrasted with Cris Collinsworth saying they would basically ignore the domestic abuse pictures for the whole game was pretty much everything you need to know about the NFL.