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Tony Romo says Ray Rice and Greg Hardy deserve a second chance

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is currently in the midst of a strange part of his career.

He has just led the Cowboys to a play-off season and broke a three year streak of 8-8 seasons in the NFL.

The Cowboys could arguably had made it to the NFC Championship game if not for a controversial call in their divisional round clash with the Green Bay Packers.

Now with the off-season well under way, the Cowboys have suffered a big loss as they lost their star runningback DeMarco Murray to NFC East rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Many have questioned the Cowboys off-season moves this year but some could argue that one move has been more scrutinised than others.

The signing of free agent defensive lineman Greg Hardy has been heavily criticised due tot he fact that Hardy is currently on the Commissioner's exempt list.

The former Carolina Panthers star could miss a large portion of the Cowboys season but even if the fans are questioning the decision, one man is behind the new Dallas star.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been speaking on Hardy's past indiscretions and also given his opinion on former Baltimore Ravens runningback Ray Rice.

"If every time someone did something wrong everybody turned the other way and didn’t like anybody on this planet, really in general, I would think that none of us would like each other,” - Romo on Hardy and Rice

Romo believes that both Rice and Hardy deserve a second chance but he may be one of the few in the league that feel that way.

Not so much about Hardy who has found a team despite his ineligibility but more about Rice who remains without a team to play for.

Rice ever coming back?

Ray Rice never featured in the 2014 season after he was initially suspended for two games by the league before being suspended indefinitely following the release of footage of his domestic violence incident.

Rice was eventually re-instated and has been for several months now but hasn't been able to find himself a new team.

With teams like the Arizona Cardinals and even the Cowboys needing a runningback this off-season, for Rice to still be unemployed raises the question, will he ever get a return to the NFL?

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