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Eagles Pass on Signing Former Cowboys RB Following Workout

Jason Schandl
Eagles pass on signing former Cowboys running back Jaquan Hardy following a training camp workout.
Eagles pass on signing former Cowboys running back Jaquan Hardy following a training camp workout. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Demarco Murray. Miles Austin. Orlando Scandrick. If you ask a New York Giants or Washington Commanders fan about those names, they remember them as Dallas Cowboys players who were a pain to play against. For Philadelphia Eagles fans they're remembered as free agent busts who each played only a single season in Philly.

Former Cowboys don't have a great track record when signing with the Eagles, so the latest news on former Dallas running back Jaquan Hardy probably comes as a relief.

The Eagles brought Hardy in for a workout on Monday, and original reports were that the Eagles fully intended on signing Hardy pending a physical. That proved to be untrue when they passed on signing Hardy on Monday night.

A 2021 undrafted free agent signing for the Cowboys, Hardy made the most of his eight offensive snaps last season, running the ball four times for 29 yards and a touchdown. He was a special teams contributor as well, playing two thirds of Dallas' special team stats through his three games.

The Eagles have an open active roster spot for training camp after releasing cornerback Craig James, but it's hard to imagine any running back being added would be more than a camp body. Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott and Jason Huntley all seem to have roster spots locked up, and undrafted free agent Kennedy Brooks is there for depth too.

Of course, with the way things have gone over the last few years, the Eagles passing on Hardy could even mean it's time for another Jordan Howard reunion.

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