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Roger Staubach slams Cowboys' signing of Greg Hardy

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Roger Staubach is arguably the most respected Dallas Cowboys individual and when he speaks, everybody listens.

The former star quarterback is always a good person to interview on any major Cowboys topics, and in an interview this week, the Super Bowl winner opened up on Dallas's controversial signing of former Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy this month.

Hardy's talent is unquestionable. He has 27 sacks in 32 games in the NFL and was a Pro Bowler in 2013. But last year Hardy was nowhere to be seen after he was suspended for the rest of the seasons after week one, following his conviction for domestic assault.

Though this conviction was eventually dismissed and Hardy reinstated by the NFL, Staubach feels Dallas should have gone about the decision to sign him a lot differently.

Staubach explained that the Cowboys should have asked Jan Langbein, CEO of Dallas' Genesis Women's Shelter, her opinion on the signing before they went through with it.

"I would have brought her on board and let her vet it out and have her make the decision," Staubach said, Fox Sports reported. "I think someone that has been through it understands it, and understands the perpetrator and what they're like and their problem. And can they recover?"

Dallas certainly didn't ask for Langbein's opinion on the issue, but she did get her view on things to plenty of reporters.

"I would have loved to see that accountability before the fact," Langbein explained. "He may have seen the way of his evil behavior, but I've never seen anybody turn on the dime that quickly."

To say Staubach is angry Langbein wasn't consulted would an understatement, with the legend adding.

"We have one of the finest women that understands domestic violence, that runs Genesis here in our city," Staubach added. "She (Langbein) gets it. She knows every aspect of it. She knows if it's going to happen again in most cases.

"She really knows the whole issue related to domestic violence. I would have brought her on board to help make the decision."

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