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Cowboys Support For DE Greg Hardy Is Reportedly Waning

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys’ support or DE Greg Hardy is waning.

According to Rapoport, Hardy not only was late to a team meeting last Thursday, but he was also late a a night-before game meeting last Saturday.

Rapoport adds that nearly everyone from veteran players to HC Jason Garret has spoken to Hardy and offered advise about his situation. In fact, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Hardy’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, have reportedly spoken to him as well.

Rapoport adds that Garrett could make an example out of Hardy if his behavior doesn’t change, as he’s looking to regain control of the locker room.

Garrett cut DB Corey White and RB Christine Michael last week for not wearing suits, which is a dress code violation, so any further issues with Hardy could make it difficult for them to justify keeping Hardy around.

Hardy, 27, signed a one-year contract worth $11.3 million with the Cowboys that includes weekly bonuses as a way to protect the team from him missing a number of games. The contract also includes another $1.8044 million sack-based incentives.

After the season, Hardy is in line to be an unrestricted free agent, and one of the best available pass rushers on the open market.

This season, Hardy has recorded 16 tackles four sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and a pass defense for the Cowboys’ defense over the course of five games.