Hardy is set to become a free agent in March. He played out a one-year deal that paid him roughly $8.8 million but did not contain any guaranteed money. After serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy stemming from a domestic violence incident in 2014, Hardy had six sacks and 32 quarterback pressures.
"I think he played well for us," Jones said. "You know, I think you pay a guy that kind of money. Obviously, the bar is set high. And you hope to have a lot of production when a guy is making that kind of money. Did we hope to have better? Probably we did. But did he play good? He played well."
Jones acknowledged that Hardy's off-field issues, tardiness to meetings and effect on the locker room will be factored into the Cowboys' decision.
"All those things, that falls into the full body of work," he said. "And so when we evaluate it and finally make a final decision, all that will be measured. And obviously all the things ... mentioned were issues at one time or another."