The Cowboys have taken some heat for signing DE Greg Hardy, a man found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend, who said he told her he was going to kill her.
Jerry Jones didn't care about any of that when he signed Hardy to play for his team, and even had his daughter/executive VP/Chief Brand Officer come out and explain that while domestic violence is an important issue, she wants her children to know they can make mistakes. The NFL's investigation into Hardy's "mistakes" is still ongoing. While that goes on, everyone from the local Dallas news to the city's mayor have criticized the move.
Hardy doesn't seem bothered by any of it, saying "I don't care if you don't like me," and specifying that he's grateful for the opportunity. It was an opportunity he wasn't going to get with his former team, the Carolina Panthers, according to the team's owner Jerry Richardson via ESPN:
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson made it clear on Monday that it was his decision not to try to re-sign defensive end Greg Hardy, now a member of the Dallas Cowboys.
"Whose call would you think that would be?'' Richardson told ESPN.com at the NFL owners meetings.
Asked why he made that call, Richardson said, "We do the right things.'