Machota mentions that with all the negative coverage nationally, it’s unlikely that Hardy’s stock will be very high entering the offseason and into free agency.
Dallas, for their part, has shown a great deal of patience when it comes to the off-the-field distractions that have come from some of Hardy’s actions, so as long as the money is close, Machota can see him returning.
Regarding rumors of a potential return to the NRL, Hayne said he never would have pursed an opportunity in the NFL if had any thought about returning to rugby at some point down the road.
“I mean, if I was going to go back, I wouldn’t have even come, so it’s a stupid question,” Hayne said, via the Sydney Morning Herald. “I guess the media back home obviously are trying to make stories and trying to obviously use my name to make headlines. But it’s just foolish, and any fool would believe that.”
Cowboys OC Scott Linehan said that newly signed RB Robert Turbin has made a “great impression” on them, despite joining the team just a few days ago.
“He has made a great impression,” Linehan said, via DallasCowboys.com. “This guy is a veteran. He’s played.”
According to Linehan, there’s even a chance Turbin could see game action this weekend.
“I would not put it past him being up this week though. I’ve seen enough so far,” Linehan said. “We’ll see. We’ll make that decision Saturday. He’d be a guy we could certainly lean on if we call his number, even in this short period of time.”
New Lions president Rod Wood offered an interesting quote regarding his qualifications for running an NFL team.
“I would probably say that Im not qualified to run any other NFL team but I think I’m qualified to run this one,” Wood said, per Dave Birkett.
Albert Breer points out that a number of winning franchises have club presidents who aren’t “football guys.” Breer adds that the position really isn’t football job, in and of itself.