The Dallas Cowboys sideline might of been just as entertaining as the game itself versus the New York Giants.
After former Cowboy turned Giant Dwayne Harris returned a 100 yard kickoff return, Hardy to put it simply was furious. Check out the confrontation between Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bisaccia and Hardy.
Wow – new video of the Greg Hardy sideline incident. pic.twitter.com/Y7mkmUezk8
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) October 26, 2015
Dez Bryant spoke about Hardy’s reaction with ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
“There is no issue,” Bryant told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. “That’s just football. People want to make nothing into something, especially when we lose. That’s just football.”
Coach Bisaccia spoke on the return that got Hardy steaming with him on the sideline.
“Well, no, he wanted to get in there and kind of get after some of the guys a little bit, maybe get them fired up,” Bisaccia said. “It was just not the right time. It’s really not an issue. I just had to communicate what we were going to do next on the return, so I just really wanted him to move on so we could get going.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones didn’t seem to mind Hardy’s passion.
“He’s just getting guys ready to play in my view,” Jones said. “I don’t have any issue with him being involved in motivating or pushing in any part of the football team, because he plays and walks the walk.”
“He’s one of the real leaders on this team and he earns it,” Jones continued, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “That’s the kind of thing that inspires.”
Head coach Jason Garrett also downplayed the situation, noting Hardy wanted to win.
“Yeah, I was standing right there,” Garrett said. “I don’t think that’s an issue at all. When that happens, you encourage guys, you get guys excited, you try to get guys ready for the next challenge. I believe from my vantage point that’s what he was doing. You have to have passion.”
The Harris return would be the difference as the Giants would win 27-20. It’s one thing to care about losing, but Hardy has to not let his emotions get the best of him.
Just another day in Cowboyland.