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Hansen Unplugged: 'Is there no crime you won't accept?'

Funny how so many teams would pass on such a great talent only because he beat up his former girlfriend
Dale Hansen goes unplugged on the newest member of the Dallas Cowboys.

The Dallas Cowboys will be paying former Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy somewhere between 11 and 13 million dollars next year if he plays every game (and there's a chance he won't; the NFL's Barney Fife will decide that).

But when he does play, the defense should be better.

Now Hardy was a Pro Bowl player two years ago (had 15 sacks), then doesn't play last year because he beat up his former girlfriend.

Oh yeah, there is that.

Just when I begin to think the Cowboys can't possibly sink any lower... they can't fall from grace any more than they have... they find another shovel and dig a few feet deeper.

Hardy's only available because Carolina didn't want him anymore, and only two or three other NFL teams did. Funny how so many teams would pass on such a great talent only because he beat up his former girlfriend.

But your Cowboys didn't, and so many of you are so happy.

I don't care how good he is. I don't care if the Cowboys made a great deal. And I absolutely don't care about the argument so many of you make that what he does off the field just doesn't matter if he can help you win on the field.

Is there no line you won't cross? Is there no crime you won't accept? Is there no behavior you will not tolerate?

The Cowboys have decided players who use illegal drugs can play.

You drive drunk and kill a teammate... putting everyone on that highway at risk... there's a place on this team for you.

You can rob a department store and play.

And now you can beat a woman and play with a star on your helmet.

Greg Hardy's jersey is being sold at the Cowboys online pro shop now. You could get one for your sister or daughter and then explain to her that Hardy beats up women, but we're cheering him now because he's really good on game day, and game day is all that really matters to me.

Your daughter will understand.

But the reality is, if Hardy knocks on your front door to take your daughter out for a night on the town, the man you cheer now you would shoot his ass thru the glass.

The irony in this signing? Cowboys vice president Charlotte Jones Anderson (the owner's daughter) is on the NFL's personal conduct policy committee. It must be quite a committee... and quite a policy.

And apparently if Charlotte was ever beaten by a man, the esteemed owner would be okay with that man on his team... if he could play.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett has been exposed. He's one of two things: He's either a fraud and hypocrite when he talks about having the right type of guys, "character" guys, on his team ... or he really has no say in this and he's simply the puppet so many of you think he is.

It's one or the other, and I'll let him decide.

It was Jason Garrett's dad, Jim — a former Cowboys scout — who famously said, "This isn't the Boy Scouts; this is professional football."

Well, it's not Carolina football, Jim. They let Hardy go. The team that knows him best didn't want him anymore . But it is your son's professional football.

It's the Cowboys' way now. You taught him well, Jim... you taught him well.

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