NFC East Update
Weighing the backlash associated with public perception and the need to improve an anemic pass rush that ranked 28th in the NFL in sacks in 2014, the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to sign defensive end Greg Hardy. Hardy’s off-field trouble is well-documented and if you are so inclined you can use any number of search engines to find Hardy’s police report and/or the transcript of the ‘911’ calls from Hardy’s home . As it pertains to the gridiron, the 1-year deal is worth up to $13.1 million with no guaranteed money according to NFL Newtork’s Ian Rappoport. A source to NFL Media’s Albert Breer indicates that more than $11 million of the max value of the contract comes from per-game and workout bonuses. Hardy is currently on the Commissioner’s Exempt List and faces a wide range of suspension scenarios. The structure of the deal protects the Cowboys financially creating a low risk/high reward scenario if/when Hardy gets on the field.