IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys didn't have a fast start to free agency like a few others did last week, but things are certainly picking up, evident by free-agent Greg Hardy's scheduled visit with the club at Valley Ranch on Tuesday.
The former Panthers defensive end, who missed all but one game in 2014 after being on the NFL Commissioner's exempt list for a domestic violence charge, will meet with the Cowboys' coaches, scouts
and front-office personnel with the possibility of signing before he leaves the building. However, Hardy also reportedly has a visit scheduled for the Seahawks as well.
Hardy had an All-Pro season in 2013, recording 15 sacks, which followed an 11 sack season in 2012. Even in the one game he played last season, Hardy recorded a sack, giving him 34 in 63 career games.
His domestic violence charges have been thrown out court, likely clearing him in the courts, but that doesn't exactly exclude a potential suspension by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The Cowboys have lost six free agents, headlined by running back DeMarco Murray, who signed with the Eagles. The club also lost linebackers Bruce Carter and Justin Durant, defensive tackle Henry Melton, offensive tackle Jermey Parnell and wide receiver Dwayne Harris.
On Friday, the Cowboys signed running back Darren McFadden, a seven-year veteran from the Raiders to be one of the replacements for the departed Murray. Other signees include linebackers Jasper Brinkley and Andrew Gachkar, along with cornerback Corey White. The Cowboys have also signed fullbacks Ray Agnew and Jed Collins.