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Greg Hardy | Defensive Lineman

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 280
College: Mississippi
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DE Greg Hardy can't return soon enough for Dallas.
The Cowboys crumbled to a 39-28 defeat against the Falcons in Week 3, despite taking a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. QB Matt Ryan found WR Julio Jones 12 times for 164 yards and two scores in the Falcons comeback, as the Dallas defensive line managed just four pressures of Ryan all game, giving him time to pick them apart. After three games Cowboys defensive linemen have combined for just one sack, and that was in Week 1. Hardy is due to return in Week 5, and it can't come soon enough with Jeremy Mincey (concussion) and Randy Gregory (ankle) also missing from the starting line-up. Sep 29 - 7:59 AM

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Cowboys DE Greg Hardy will not sue the NFL to reduce his four-game suspension.

Hardy has decided to take his medicine, a rarity in today's NFL. Hardy will return in Week 5 against the Patriots.
Sep 10 - 8:06 PM

Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones said the team does not expect DE Greg Hardy to appeal his four-game suspension.

Hardy was reportedly mulling over an appeal in the wake of Tom Brady's victory, but now he is expected to serve out his four-game suspension. Hardy is eligible to return Week 5.
Sep 8 - 10:50 AM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reported Cowboys DE Greg Hardy is considering an appeal of his four-game suspension in the wake of Tom Brady's appeal win.

Hardy saw his 10-game suspension reduced to four games in July, but he still feels hard done after being forced to sit out all but one game last year. Brady's win in federal court could give Hardy the confidence to seek out a similar result. If Hardy can earn a stay, the Cowboys' defensive line will be a position of strength entering the season.
Sep 3 - 10:45 AM

Greg Hardy will decide whether to take legal action against the NFL for his four-game suspension "any time now," according to PFT's Mike Florio.

Hardy has been mulling a lawsuit since the NFL reduced his suspension from 10 games to four last week. On the surface, that seems like a fair compromise, but keep in mind Hardy was forced to sit out most of last season. He's essentially served a 15-game suspension, though the Panthers paid him during his absence. We'll have to wait and see if Hardy is ready to wave the white flag after fighting the league on this issue for almost a year.
Jul 15 - 8:45 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cowboys RE Greg Hardy is considering an appeal of his reduced suspension.

Hardy saw his suspension reduced from 10 to four games on Friday, but he could still feel hard done after spending 15 games on the Commissioner Exempt List last season. If he decides to appeal, Hardy's next step would be to file suit against the NFL in federal court. That decision should come early next week. As it stands now, Hardy is set to return Week 5 against the Patriots.
Jul 11 - 10:39 AM

Cowboys RE Greg Hardy's suspension has been reduced from ten to four games.

Hardy's appeal was heard by independent arbitrator Harold Henderson. (Tom Brady's is being heard by Roger Goodell himself.) Original news of Hardy's ten-game suspension generally shocked folks in the football community after he spent all but one game on last year's Commissioner Exempt List. The ten-game ban would've ultimately cost Hardy a whopping 25 games. Instead, he'll end up missing 19. The news is very good for the Cowboys, who badly need pass rush opposite rising second-year LE Demarcus Lawrence. Dating back to 2012, Hardy has 19 sacks over his last 20 appearances. Hardy will miss games against the Giants, Eagles, Falcons, and Saints before returning in Week 5 to face the Pats.
Jul 10 - 2:21 PM

"Sources close" to Cowboys DE Greg Hardy tell Bleacher Report's Jason Cole that he's "losing some of his will to fight" his 10-game suspension.

Hardy is apparently worn down by a saga that's lasted over a year. Per Cole, Hardy might opt to abandon any further legal action if his ban is slashed by 2-4 games. It's already been over a month since Hardy's appeal hearing. SI's Peter King guessed in early June that Hardy would indeed get 2-4 games lopped off his suspension.
Jul 7 - 4:00 PM

SI's Peter King believes Greg Hardy will get either two or four games removed from his 10-game domestic violence suspension.

Hardy's appeal is set for Thursday and will be heard by league-appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson. This is the same arbitrator that upheld the NFL's penalty for Adrian Peterson. In July 2014, Hardy was found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder and threatening to kill her. He received a 60-day suspended sentence and 18 months' probation on misdemeanor charges. The charges were dismissed on appeal when Holder chose not to cooperate after receiving a cash settlement from Hardy.
Jun 1 - 9:37 AM

The appeal hearing on Cowboys RE Greg Hardy's ten-game suspension will begin Thursday morning.

The NFLPA will encourage arbitrator Harold Henderson to reduce Hardy's ban "dramatically." The Players Association is said to have good arguments, and NFL Network's Albert Breer recently tweeted he thinks Hardy's ban will be reduced by "a significant number." A decision is not necessarily expected by Thursday, however. The NFL has not yet set a date for Tom Brady's appeal.
May 27 - 8:34 PM

NFL Network's Albert Breer believes Cowboys DE Greg Hardy's ten-game suspension will be reduced "by a significant number" on appeal.

Keep in mind this is the same league that suspended Ray Rice two games for knocking out his fiancee, and Tom Brady four games for allegedly-sorta deflating footballs. All bets are off regarding Hardy's ban. Hardy already missed 15 games on the Commissioner's Exempt List last season, which will work in the favor of his appeal. He's currently not slated to return until Week 12.
May 26 - 6:20 PM

Suspended Cowboys RE Greg Hardy reportedly got into a verbal altercation with teammate Davon Coleman during conditioning drills on Friday.

Although it's being puffed up by multiple media outlets, the story -- linked below -- doesn't seem like a big deal at all. "Verbal altercations" happen all the time in competitive environments. Hardy and Coleman reportedly had to be separated after Hardy questioned Coleman's effort during a drill. Coleman's agent "said it was only a verbal argument and not a physical fight."
Source: FOX Sports
Apr 24 - 2:40 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, "some smart people" believe Cowboys RE Greg Hardy's ten-game suspension could be reduced "anywhere from two to six games" following his appeal.

A multi-game reduction like that would be a huge win for both Hardy and the Cowboys. "We'll see," cautioned Schefter. The NFL initially came down hard on Hardy, and his plan is to appeal the suspension immediately. When Dallas signed Hardy, the team only expected him to miss the first four to six games.
Apr 24 - 1:57 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys "at most" expected RE Greg Hardy to be slapped with a six-game suspension.

RapSheet says the Cowboys "thought" Hardy's ban would be only four games. Instead, Roger Goodell came down hard on Hardy, suspending him ten games and threatening to ban Hardy from the NFL for life should he incur one more strike. The NFL's investigation reportedly found that Hardy physically abused Nicole Holder on four separate occasions. As the Cowboys have a bye in Week 6, Hardy's ten-game suspension will sideline him until Week 12.
Apr 22 - 10:43 PM

NFL suspended Cowboys RE Greg Hardy 10 games for conduct detrimental to the league.

Hardy spent all but one week last season on the Commissioner's Exempt List. He'll miss a total of 25 games, making him eligible to return Week 12 against Carolina. Hardy had domestic violence charges against him dropped in February, but the NFL is suspending him under the Personal Conduct Policy, which allows them to give him more than the expected six games as a first-time offender. Roger Goodell told Hardy that he is potentially now one strike away from a lifetime ban. The Cowboys did protect themselves financially by tying up $9.25 million of Hardy's one-year, $11.3 million deal in per-game roster bonuses. Still, not having Hardy for over half the season is a major setback for Dallas, which now figures to attack defensive end early in the draft.
Apr 22 - 4:12 PM

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