• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cowboys DE Greg Hardy is reinstated after four-game suspension

    Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy was officially reinstated to the Cowboys roster Monday after serving his four-game suspension.Defensive tackle Ken Bishop got waived to make room for him on the 53-man roster. Hardy joins a Dallas pass rush that has only six sacks through four games and should be itching to make a good impression with his new team when they take on the Patriots in Week 5.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Cowboys DE Greg Hardy won't fight suspension further

    Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy has declined to take further legal action in an attempt to reduce his suspension from the NFL, which is now set at four games, ESPN has reported. Hardy only played in one game a year ago for Carolina due to domestic abuse charges after serving as a full-time starter in each of the previous four seasons. He signed with Dallas in March.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Cowboys DE Greg Hardy suffers strain in side

    Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy suffered a strain in his left side during Thursday's practice, which the team said is not considered serious, per the Dallas Morning News. Hardy told fans "I'm invicible," as he signed autographs after practice. The Cowboys training staff was checking out Hardy after practice as a precautionary measure. "To be honest with you, with Greg right from the start, he was actually going too hard," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "He was going too hard in the weight room and too hard on the field early on in the offseason."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Cowboys' Hardy could take legal action to further reduce suspension

    Although an arbitrator reduced Greg Hardy's suspension from 10 to four games, the Cowboys defensive end could consider legal action to have the suspension reduced even more, as the NFLPA contends based on the personal conduct policy in place when Hardy's arrest for domestic violence occurred that he should miss only two games. A decision on whether Hardy accepts the four-game ban or takes legal action against the league is expected soon, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Wednesday the next step is completely up to Hardy. The Cowboys signed Hardy in March before commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Hardy for 10 games for "conduct detrimental to the league." "What I'm proud of it is that we have seen that he's a serious influence to the tempo, to the passion, to the competitiveness of practicing that probably will carry over to games," Jones said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "That's a great deal. I'm just glad to have him out there. I'm glad to have him on the field. So from that standpoint, I'm pleased that we're going to having his contribution this year."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Greg Hardy has suspension reduced from 10 to four games

    Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy had his suspension reduced from 10 to four games, the NFL announced Friday. A judge found Hardy guilty of domestic violence in July 2014 and sentenced him to 18 months probation after suspending a 60-day jail sentence. The NFL suspended Hardy 10 games in April, noting that Hardy violated the league's personal conduct policy. "After consideration of all the record evidence and arguments, I conclude that the Commissioner acted within his authority and properly exercised his discretion in finding that Hardy violated the NFL Personal Conduct Policy," arbitrator Harold Henderson said in a statement Friday. "I find that the conduct of Hardy clearly violates the letter and spirit of any version of the PCP since its inception, and of the NFL Constitution and Bylaws long before then. The egregious conduct exhibited here is indefensible in the NFL. "However, 10 games is simply too much, in my view, of an increase over prior cases without notice such as was done last year, when the 'baseline' for discipline in domestic violence or sexual assault cases was announced as a six-game suspension. Therefore, the discipline of Mr. Hardy hereby is modified to a suspension of four games; all other terms of the discipline letter remain in place."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Cowboys impressed with Greg Hardy's performance on the field

    While Cowboys linebacker Greg Hardy waits to hear the appeal on his 10-game suspension, he has been able to participate in the team's OTA sessions, which has left a favorable impression on his teammates, reports The Dallas Morning News. "He's explosive," tight end Jason Witten said. "He plays until the whistle blows… To have a guy come in and play that way, I think, speaks volumes for what kind of character he is and what kind of individual he is." Moreover, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday he wasn't sure when the final decision on Hardy's suspension would be made. "I think it's usually two weeks, is the time frame," he said. "I don't think it's a rule or anything, but that's usually what you expect. Sometimes it can be sooner."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Cowboys DE Greg Hardy misses Wednesday's OTA due to illness

    Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy was not at Wednesday's OTA session because of an illness, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Hardy did attend Tuesday's OTA practice. It is not known how long he'll be sidelined with the illness.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Cowboys DE Greg Hardy appeals 10-game suspension

    Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy and his representatives made an appearance in Washington D.C. this morning to argue in favor of reducing or overturning his 10-game suspension, per The Dallas Morning News. Dallas, which doesn't play any role in the appeal process, is supporting its player from a far. "No real comment beyond just supporting him,'' head coach Jason Garrett said. "This is part of the process that he's going to go through in appealing this suspension. He and his representatives will handle it as well as they can and we'll see what happens. "The biggest thing is to handle it the right way. We're going to try to handle it the right way as an organization and we expect him to handle it the right way as an individual player." A judge found Hardy guilty of domestic violence in July of 2014 and sentenced him to 18 months probation after suspending a 60-day jail sentence. Hardy and his reps will argue that he was found not guilty in the eyes of the law, and that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's punishment -- 10-game suspension -- was excessive compared to what was outlined in the personal conduct policy -- two-game suspension -- at the time of the incident involving his former girlfriend. The NFL's investigation at the time concluded that Hardy's actions "constitutes a significant act of violence in violation of the Personal Conduct Policy."

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Cowboys DE Greg Hardy will miss OTA for hearing

    Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy will skip the OTA Thursday for his appeal hearing, a source has told the Dallas Morning News. Hardy has been suspended for 10 games as a result of his arrest on domestic abuse charges. The resulting two-month investigation by the NFL "determined that there was sufficient credible evidence that Hardy engaged in conduct that violated NFL policies in multiple respects and with aggravating circumstances." The decision by the NFL concluded that Hardy used physical force against former girlfriend Nicole Holder and in four instances placed his hands around her neck with enough force to leave visible marks. It also claimed he shoved her against a wall and threw her on a futon with at least four semi-automatic rifles. It remains to be determined if Hardy can get his suspension reduced.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Cowboys DE Greg Hardy's appeal to be heard May 28

    Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy , who was suspended for 10 games by the NFL after his arrest on domestic abuse charges, will have an appeal hearing on May 28, per The Washington Post. Arbitrator Harold Henderson, a former NFL executive who is also involved in the Adrian Peterson appeal process, will hear the case, where the NFL Players Association is expected to claim that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell applied the discipline retroactively under the new personal conduct policy, which was not enacted until December - seven months after Hardy was arrested. Goodell, however, has claimed that the suspension is identical to what it would have been under the old policy for conduct detrimental to the league. Hardy, who signed an incentive-enhanced one-year deal with Dallas in March, could lose as much as $5.8 million if the suspension stands.