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Cowboys waiting and watching Hardy’s progress

Greg Hardy, right, and the Dallas Cowboys are waiting on the results of Hardy’s appeal of a 10-game suspension.
Greg Hardy, right, and the Dallas Cowboys are waiting on the results of Hardy’s appeal of a 10-game suspension. Star-Telegram

Defensive end Greg Hardy missed organized team activity practice Wednesday because of a stomach virus. He was in attendance on Tuesday and is expected to be back on Thursday.

The Dallas Cowboys remain in a wait and see mode regarding Hardy's status for the season following his appeal last Thursday of his 10-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy, stemming from a 2014 domestic violence arrest.

The Cowboys are hoping to get the fine reduced by at least two games if not more.

The NFL Players Association feels good about the appeals process, according to a source.

But vice-president Stephen Jones refused to speculate.

"It's something that is not in our control," Jones said. "We will appreciate the process. We knew this was going to be part of it. Wherever that comes down, we will be ready to move forward."

Jones said the Cowboys hoped to have an answer within two weeks.

"He’s done a really good job," coach Jason Garrett said about Hardy’s work ethic. "Once we decided to sign him, we’ve certainly tried to embrace him in every way and he’s embraced the situation. He was here well before the off-season program got into full gear and guys were in the weight room and out on the field working and he embraced being a part of that once the off-season program started.”

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