5 worst Cowboys free agent signings under GM Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones has made some awful decisions as the Cowboys GM, and these were some of the worst

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1. Greg Hardy, DE (2015)

One year, $11.3 million

Whenever Jerry Jones steps in and makes the final decision, things will go in the wrong direction. That's what happened in 2015 after he started saying he wanted a "war daddy" or some "glory hole" and who knows what else. That led to one of the worst decisions in franchise history as Jones signed arguably the most hated man in sports (before Deshaun Watson that is), Greg Hardy, to an $11.3 million contract.

The Ole Miss product was once a promising star for the Carolina Panthers, recording 26 sacks between 2012 and 2013. Then in 2014, he played in just one game before being sent to the commissioner's exempt list due to some disturbing off-field allegations.

Hardy was accused of strangling an ex-girlfriend as well as grabbing her and throwing her into furniture. He was even said to have threatened to kill her. He was found guilty in court but the witness failed to appear on appeal, allowing him to escape his 18-month sentence.

Carolina released him and Dallas came in to give him a soft landing spot. Hardy served a four-game suspension before giving the Cowboys 35 tackles and six sacks in 12 games.

Most of the damage was done early in the season as Hardy had three sacks in two games and just three in his final 10. He also proved to be a public relations nightmare for the team. Even Dez Bryant at one point during the season was seen in a heated confrontation with Hardy on the sidelines during a game. Thankfully, he was done after one year and never played in the league again. Even if he didn't completely disappear from the spotlight.

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