Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings was critical of the Dallas Cowboys signing defensive end Greg Hardy due to his history of domestic violence allegations against him.

“As a Cowboys fan, this was a shot in the gut,” Rawlings told reporters. “I’m a big Cowboys fan. I love them to death and I want them to beat the Eagles every time they play.

“But at some point, being a sports fan gets trumped by being a father, husband, wanting to do what’s right for women, so this is not a good thing. I don’t think I’m going to be buying Hardy jerseys any time soon.”

Rawlings has told the Cowboys about how he feels.

“It is something that I heard about and immediately called the Cowboys this morning,” Rawlings said. “I had a couple of conversations with them because I wanted to hear their side. That doesn’t mean I have to agree with every play that’s called and every person that’s hired, and in this case, I don’t.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun