The Cowboys do not plan to re-sign controversial defensive end Greg Hardy, according to a report from CBS radio 105.3 in Dallas.
Hardy, who was signed as a free agent, served a four-game suspension as a result of a domestic violence case that involved his former girlfriend. He was held out of 15 games by the Panthers in 2014 because of the incident.
Hardy was found guilty of assault and sentenced to 18 months probation, but the charges later were dropped when the woman refused to testify against the player.
Hardy, who was alleged to have thrown the woman onto a bed covered with guns, drew flak after serving his suspension, saying he was going to come out “with guns blazing.”
Jets cut Cromartie
For the second time in three years, the Jets released cornerback Antonio Cromartie, a cost-cutting move that will save the team $8 million in salary cap space.
Cromartie was re-signed last offseason after a year in Arizona, where he played under then-Cardinals defensive coordinator and current Jets coach Todd Bowles.
After reuniting with Darrelle Revis in New York, Cromartie struggled at times at the beginning of the season before having a solid finish.
Safety Malcolm Jenkins agreed to a five-year contract with the Eagles. Jenkins was about to enter the final season of a three-year, $15 million deal he signed as a free agent in 2014. He now will be with the Eagles through 2020 if he plays out the new contract.
... The Colts released linebackers Jonathan Newsome and Andy Studebaker. Newsome was arrested last week on charges of marijuana possession.
Police in Wichita, Kan., say former Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested after hitting three people with a car and busting into a home.
Police Lt. James Espinoza said after Randle was ordered to leave a housewarming party early Sunday, he hit the two owners and another man as he backed out of the driveway. None was seriously injured.
... Former Packers defensive back Mike C. McCoy, diagnosed with dementia in the last decade, died. He was 62.