Hardy was arrested for possession of a controlled substance Sunday, NBC 5 Dallas reports. The legal ramifications aside, Hardy has remained a free agent to this point in the season due to his status as a near pariah in NFL circles, what with a past filled with domestic violence allegations, among other check marks against him. Don't expect this development to endear himself to any remaining interested parties.
Cowboys' owner, president, and general manager Jerry Jones said Friday that Hardy will not rejoin the Cowboys in 2016, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The 27-year-old made 12 appearances during his one season in Dallas after spending the first five seasons of his career with Carolina. Despite his questionable reputation after spending nearly all of the 2014 season on the commissioner's exempt list, Hardy still offers on-the-field prowess and could certainly find his way into a starter's role in time for training camp.
Hardy (illness) is active for Sunday's game against Washington, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports. Hardy battled an illness all week, but gradually increased his practice participation as the week moved on. Despite the game being meaningless in terms of playoff seeding, Hardy and the Cowboys will look to finish a tumultuous 2015 season on a high note.
Hardy had four tackles and an interception in Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Seahawks. The INT was the defense's first turnover since Week 3. Were it not for a tackle by Russell Wilson, Hardy might well have returned his pick to the house and won the game for the Cowboys, as they only managed a field goal on the subsequent possession. He'll try to get back in the sack column next week against Sam Bradford and the Eagles.
Hardy (illness) is listed as active Sunday at the Giants. Hardy will brush off a late-week illness to aid in the Cowboys' pass rush, of which he's accounted for two of the team's 11 sacks in his only appearance of 2015.