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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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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently met with Greg Hardy to discuss his behavior.
Jones did not speak specifically about the meeting after the Cowboys' Week 11 win over the Dolphins, but he did have some general thoughts about Hardy. "He is aware that everything he does -- his personality, his style, his enthusiasm -- it's all going to be interpreted negatively," Jones said. "I think he really gets that. We certainly feel that way. He understands it, and he has agreed to really work on it." NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning Hardy's support within in the organization is "waning." Hardy's behavior down the stretch could dictate whether he gets another deal from Dallas. Nov 22 - 9:28 PM
Source: ESPN

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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, support for DE Greg Hardy within the Cowboys' organization is "waning."

Hardy seems to be unraveling as he's showed up late to two team meetings in the last two weeks including a night-before-game meeting last Saturday. He's been advised by teammates, his agent and coach Jason Garrett but doesn't seem to be getting the message. The Cowboys should have known what they were getting into with Hardy, who's had issues since he played at Ole Miss.
Nov 22 - 9:35 AM

The Dallas Morning News' Jon Machota believes DE Greg Hardy will be back with the Cowboys in 2016.

Machota points out other teams might not be interested after seeing the backlash Dallas has dealt with, and Machota thinks Hardy enjoys playing in Dallas and for DC Rod Marinelli. Jerry Jones has tamped down extension talk in recent weeks, but Dallas would almost certainly be willing to bring Hardy back. Hardy has four sacks in five games.
Nov 21 - 9:50 AM

Cowboys RE Greg Hardy was late to morning meetings last Thursday.

The Cowboys once again chose not to hold Hardy accountable for his behavior, playing him 60-of-71 snaps against the Bucs. Playing on a one-year deal, Hardy will almost certainly be back with the Cowboys in 2016. His reputation is toxic elsewhere, but owner Jerry Jones seems comfortable with the bed he's made.
Nov 16 - 2:04 PM

RE Greg Hardy left the Cowboys' Week 8 game against the Seahawks with a left leg injury and is probable to return.

Seahawks left tackle Alvin Bailey appeared to fall on Hardy in the middle of a pileup. He went to the locker room for X-rays late in the second quarter but was back on the bench for the start of the second half.
Nov 1 - 6:03 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports it "will cost big" for the Cowboys to sign RE Greg Hardy to an extension and keep him from reaching free agency.

Owner/GM Jerry Jones came out earlier this week to say the Cowboys are interested in a long-term deal with their newest pass rusher, even after Hardy blew up on the sideline, getting in the face of special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, knocking the clipboard out of his hands, and then getting in a shouting match with Dez Bryant. Hardy would be wise to take whatever the Cowboys are willing to overpay him for because teams have likely removed Hardy from their boards. And that was before his latest sideline incident. Hardy's long been a malcontent.
Oct 28 - 9:46 AM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports RE Greg Hardy's absence from last Thursday's practice was excused.

Hardy sent a text to the Cowboys' head athletic trainer Jim Mauer at 5:30 AM to tell him he was sick. The two remained in touch until Mauer advised Hardy to stay home around noon. Hardy ruffled some feathers with his sideline outburst Sunday against the Giants but owner Jerry Jones remains committed to the highly volatile defensive end.
Oct 27 - 2:42 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team wants to sign RE Greg Hardy to a long-term deal.

Rather than disciplining Hardy for his sideline tirade and missed practice last week, the Cowboys are apparently interested in making him a long-term part of the organization. Hardy has immense on-field talent, but it is not wise to invest a ton of long-term cash in a player with Hardy's off-field past. If they do reach a long-term deal, it will likely be mostly incentive based.
Oct 27 - 10:21 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Cowboys RE Greg Hardy was late for practice last Thursday and didn't call anyone on the team to let them know.

Hardy missed a ton of practices while at Ole Miss, leading him to being a 2010 sixth-round pick, and was also the "far and away leader" of missed practices while with the Panthers. His talent has let him skate by to this point, and this has only made the news because of Hardy's sideline blowup with Dez Bryant on Sunday. Hardy has made an on-field impact through two games with his new team, and Dallas will simply continue to put up with it as long as Hardy produces.
Oct 26 - 7:00 PM

Coach Jason Garrett said Monday that RE Greg Hardy will not be disciplined for his Week 7 sideline altercation with special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia.

Hardy also appeared to get into it with Dez Bryant at one point. The Cowboys are standing behind the controversial Hardy, with owner/GM Jerry Jones also offering up public support. On Monday, Garrett said Hardy needs to do a better job of "channeling" his emotions during games. Through two appearances, Hardy has piled up three sacks and a forced fumble.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Oct 26 - 4:14 PM

Cowboys DE Greg Hardy is active for Week 5 against the Patriots.

Hardy is tasked with goosing a pass rush that has just six sacks through five games. Inactive for the Cowboys are WR Dez Bryant, DE Randy Gregory, QB Kellen Moore, WR Brice Butler, TE James Hannah and DE Ryan Russell.
Oct 11 - 3:05 PM

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

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

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