- According to Archer, that door is now closed for the Cowboys.
Dallas has indicated that they were likely to move on, but this is the first direct confirmation from the team.
There has been little to no buzz regarding Hardy since free agency opened close to a month ago, and his recent decision to sit down for an interview with ESPN didn’t cast him in a positive light.
Hardy, 27, signed a one-year contract worth $11.3 million with the Cowboys that included weekly bonuses as a way to protect the team from him missing a number of games. The contract also contained another $1.8044 million sack-based incentives.
In 2015, Hardy appeared in 12 games and recorded 35 tackles, six sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and a pass defense for the Cowboys. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 17 defensive end out of 48 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.