Agent Drew Rosenhaus is at the NFL owners meetings shopping free agent defensive end Greg Hardy.
Rosenhaus acknowledges there have been no talks with the Dallas Cowboys since the end of the season, echoing what vice president Stephen Jones told reporters Sunday.
The Cowboys have yet to officially rule out a Hardy return, but they are certainly not actively pursuing him after last season’s stint in Dallas that was a disappointment on and off the field.
Rosenhaus maintains there is a market for his client.
“There has been interest in Hardy,” Rosenhaus said. “He is back in school in Mississippi. He is one of the players I’m talking to teams about and trying to get a good fit for him.”
Asked about how things went in Dallas last year, Rosenhaus declined to elaborate.
“I approached the team about Greg after the season,” Rosenhaus said. “They said there hasn’t been discussions. I’m not saying anything about it. I’m going to keep everything between us.”
Jones and the Cowboys continue to be tight-lipped about Hardy _ a stance everyone in the organization has maintained since the end of the season.
“He is a free agent last I checked,” Jones responded, when asked if the door was closed on Hardy.
Jones doesn’t deny things didn’t go as expected, but said the surprise was his lack of impact on the field rather than the off-field issues. The Cowboys took a chance on Hardy, despite the fallout from a 2014 domestic violence incident because he was supposed to be a difference-making pass rusher.
But he recorded just six sacks in 2015 to go along with a number of tardies, admonishments from coach Jason Garrett for things he said in the media and on social media and being a bad influence in the locker room.
“We expected to have more production,” Jones said. “Our eyes were wide open what the off the field was.”