Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stood behind defensive lineman Greg Hardy on Sunday while speaking with reporters after Dallas’s overtime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Greg has a commitment to us,” Jones said. “He has a commitment to do the right thing. We expect him to do the right thing.
“We wanted to give Greg the second chance.”
Jones said Friday the team had not seen the photos before signing Hardy as a free agent in March.When asked if the photos shed any new light on the situation for the Cowboys, Jones reiterated the team’s stance.
Hardy tweeted “regret” on Saturday night after photos of his bruised ex-girlfriend from his domestic violence case were released by Deadspin on Friday.
Hardy said on Twitter that he “had to say I express my regret 4 what happened in past” and that he’s “dedicated to being the best person & teammate that I can be.” He also said he was grateful to still be playing in the NFL.
Hardy missed 14 games last season while with Carolina due to the domestic case and served a four-game suspension from the NFL to begin this year.
Hardy signed an incentive-laden $13 million contract as a free agent with Dallas in March.
With files from Associated Press