Greg Hardy’s actions on the sidelines during the Cowboys loss to the Giants this past weekend have been a topic of debate throughout the week. People have weighed in on both sides of the aisle as to how it should have been handled.
Bill Romanowski, former NFL linebacker and current Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area analyst, was known as a tough, physical player during his career. Scott Ferrall, understanding that fiery nature of Romanowski asked how Hardy’s actions would have gone over had Romanowksi been on the sidelines.
“No it wouldn’t have gone well,” said Romanowki on CBS Sports Radio’s Ferrall on the Bench. “I absolutely would have stepped in and we might have had to go to blows. I don’t know who’d win that fight because he’s a mean, nasty man, but I’ll tell you what, I would have shut his a** up. I would have made sure he got in order. The last thing you want to do is hurt your football team being selfish like he was on the sidelines, disrespecting coaches, disrespecting teammates, and disrespecting the game of football and fans.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has defended Hardy’s actions and even said in interviews this week that they’d like to work on a contract extension with the defensive end.
Could they really be thinking about extending him? Romanowski isn’t buying it.
“I think they’re just kind of, saving face a little bit,” said Romanowski. “They tend to do that down there in Dallas. It looked bad to me, at the end of the day a Tiger does not change its stripes. He is who he is. You want a guy who’s mean and nasty and physical, and is going to get after people and go get the quarterback, but you want it to be out on the field. Not on the sidelines against your own people.”
Hardy and the Cowboys face a tough task this week as the Seattle Seahawks come to town. The Cowboys at 2-4 sit in last place in the NFC East, but are only 1.5 games back of the division leading Giants. Kick-off is set for 4:25 pm ET in Dallas.