JaQuan Hardy's quest to become a relevant NFC East running back may not be over just yet. Reports have the former Cowboys RB meeting with the Eagles today and that there is mutual interest in Hardy joining Philadelphia for their 2022 training camp.
Hardy was released about two weeks ago to make room for Dallas' signing of LB Malik Jefferson. An undrafted free agent last year, JaQuan became a cult favorite as one of the featured players in the Cowboys' run on the last season of HBO's Hard Knocks series.
Eagles were very light at RB heading into camp this week. Only had 5 on the roster. Hardy is now easily the biggest RB (225 pounds) on the roster
Long shot to make team but helps with depth during camp & could surprise
Lots of reporting that the #Eagles are signing former #Cowboys RB JaQuan Hardy (@christomasson first on interest), I’m told per sources that Hardy is in Philadelphia, there is mutual interest, but no deal is signed. Yet.
Though he spent most of 2021 on Dallas' practice squad, Hardy did get called up for the regular-season finale against the Eagles. He had three carries for 26 yards in the game, one of which was a 22-yard touchdown.
Even if he'd made it to camp, Hardy didn't have much hope of making the Cowboys' roster in 2022. Dallas is likely to use their third RB spot on either special team stud Rico Dowdle or fullback Ryan Nall.
We certainly wish JaQuan Hardy well as he continues his NFL adventure. Unfortunately, he may get some boos the next time we see him.