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Cowboys: Contract extension, not suspension, likely for rowdy Greg Hardy

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Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy returned to the NFL Oct. 11 after being suspended 10 games without pay for conduct detrimental to the league. His suspension was reduced to 4 games. Photo by Ian Halperin/UPI
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy returned to the NFL Oct. 11 after being suspended 10 games without pay for "conduct detrimental to the league." His suspension was reduced to 4 games. Photo by Ian Halperin/UPI | License Photo

That is a contract extension, not a conduct detrimental suspension, the Dallas Cowboys are considering for defensive end Greg Hardy.

Owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday the Cowboys are pushing to sign Hardy to a long-term deal. On Monday, executive vice president Stephen Jones said it was a "real possibility" the two sides would work out a contract extension.

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Hardy was suspended the first four games of the season -- reduced from 10 games upon appeal -- by the NFL. The personal conduct violation was a 2014 domestic violence incident that forced the Carolina Panthers to place Hardy on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission List for the final 15 games of the 2014 season.

He signed an incentive-laden deal with the Cowboys based on games played and sack totals.

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Hardy raised eyebrows before Week 5 when he said he hoped Tom Brady's supermodel wife, Gisele, would be in attendance and prompted criticism last week with outbursts on the sideline. The Cowboys said they would not punish Hardy for his tirade.

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