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Signing Greg Hardy Named Cowboys “Biggest Mistake” Of Past Decade

As the moves along and we inch towards the slowest time of the NFL calendar, June always gives us a good chance to look back on decision making in prior years.

Bleacher Report’s Gary Davenport recently wrote an article naming each NFL team’s biggest mistake of the past decade. Moves like the hiring Hue Jackson in 2016 and the Broncos trading up to draft were named, but the selection was their of defensive end Greg Hardy in 2015.

“Hardy was a problem from the get-go. The ‘ Brandon George reported he was regularly late for meetings, and Ryan Wilson of Sports noted he made strange comments about Gisele Bundchen (’s wife) and argued with  on the sideline after shoving a Cowboys assistant.”

There’s no arguing with Gary’s individual points here. Greg Hardy offered just about nothing positive for the Cowboys during his time there, while simultaneously being the (alleged) trash human being he tends to be. Hardy was suspended the first four games of 2015, and was not brought back by the Cowboys (or the rest of the NFL) in 2016.

Still, though, there have been bigger mistakes made by the Cowboys in the past decade football wise.

For example, Dallas traded a first and pick to bring to them before the deadline in 2008. The thought was he and would be a dynamic receiving duo for to work with as they looked to take the next step after a disappointing end to 2007. Instead, Williams was basically a complete bust and the Cowboys 2009 draft class was historically bad.

Just a couple years later the Cowboys decided to up for , who while ended up becoming a decent player, was never worth the draft compensation the Cowboys gave up to acquire him.

Then there was 2015, when the Cowboys failed to have an adequate backup plan to keep their heads above water when franchise Tony Romo went down.

And, of course, the Cowboys used their 2017 pick on rather than and are still paying that price to this day. Though, to be fair, Charlton will have a chance to fix things this season.

Any of these would be adequate choices for biggest mistake of the last decade. Which one would you choose? Let us know in the comment section!

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Written by Kevin Brady

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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