Tiki Barber: Cowboys, Greg Hardy situation ‘will only get worse’

Tiki Barber says Greg Hardy and the Cowboys situation will only worsen as long as Jerry Jones condones Hardy's behavior.
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Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber tellsSI Now that the Dallas Cowboys and Greg Hardy situation will “only worsen” after the defensive end got into an altercation with Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bisaccia.

Hardy was upset with Bisaccia after the Cowboys surrendered a 100-yard kickoff return by New York's Dwayne Harris that gave the Giants the lead and eventual victory. After the game, Jones called Hardy “a real leader” for the team.

“Jerry Jones co-signs it and excuses it,” Barber said. “There is no excuse for what he did. I understand the emotion of the moment. You just gave up a 100-yard kickoff return to Dwayne Harris and it basically loses the game for you. There's going to be emotion, but when you put your hands on a head coach and that's acceptable then you create discontent in the locker room that is hard to get over.”

“The emotional instability is very hard to come to grips with – just from watching it from the outside,” Barber added. “It may be different from inside the locker room. From what I saw, it looked like a bad situation that I think is only going to get worse.”

The Cowboys signed Greg Hardy to a one-year deal worth approximately $11 million in March, just one year after he was arrested and charged with assaulting and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend. All charges were dropped in February and served a four-game suspension by the NFL to start off this season.

- Christopher Chavez