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Jason Garrett chats with Greg Hardy about the DE’s tweet

Greg Hardy’s Twitter comment after a tweet by fans of his former team, the Panthers, drew the Cowboys’ attention. Hardy apologized on Twitter.
Greg Hardy’s Twitter comment after a tweet by fans of his former team, the Panthers, drew the Cowboys’ attention. Hardy apologized on Twitter. MCT

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he talked to Greg Hardy on Friday night after the defensive end’s tweet created a Twitter firestorm.

“I think it’s important to just have great discipline with that,” Garrett said. “I’m not someone who is on Twitter. I understand that a lot of people are. It’s part of the fabric of our culture these days. But I just think it’s important for guys to use it the right way. We try to emphasize that to our guys. Distinguish yourself with your play, not with what you say, is something we talk about all the time. That’s just another medium that we have to address. Some guys just need reinforcement one way or the other when they reach out and do some of those things. It’s all a learning process. None of us are perfect. We’ll just try to address it as these things come up.”

On Friday night, a Carolina Panthers fan posted a photo of second-round receiver Devin Funchess next to second-year receiver Kelvin Benjamin and referred to them as the twin towers. Hardy replied: “didn’t the twin towers get blown up lol.”

Hardy deleted the tweet shortly afterward and later issued an apology.

“Ill say this I apologize 4a comment that mentioned an event where no reference 2humor is ever ok but I hope my real fans know I would never,” Hardy wrote on his Twitter handle, @OverlordKraken.

“I think in general we have a policy of just use good restraint when they’re involved in all that kind of stuff,” Garrett said. “Think about the implication of your words.”

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