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Date with former team Carolina is next for Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy had two quarterback hurries against Miami Sunday.
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy had two quarterback hurries against Miami Sunday. Star-Telegram

Greg Hardy is already on to the next game. At least that’s what he said following the Dallas Cowboys’ 24-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Hardy held a brief postgame interview session, meeting with reporters for the first time in three weeks, and answered most questions with something along the lines of: “One game at a time. The next game is the only thing that matters.”

Hardy finished with two tackles, two quarterback hits and a half sack. He has a team-leading 4.5 sacks on the season.

He combined with David Irving in sacking Ryan Tannehill for a 15-yard loss late on the last drive. Three plays later, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence ended the game by sacking Tannehill for a 22-yard loss.

The Cowboys finished with three sacks – all in the fourth quarter.

"I felt like [the pass rush has] gotten better since training camp,” Hardy said. “Every day we get better. Then we work on the next game. It sounds simple, it sounds redundant, it sounds like I'm joking, but it's really not. It's a process."

Now, as Hardy said multiple times, it’s on to the next game – a Thanksgiving affair with his former team, the Carolina Panthers.

Hardy’s tenure with the Panthers ended on a bad note, as he spent the last 15 games on the commissioner’s exempt list related to a May 2014 domestic violence incident. That incident also kept Hardy out the first four games this season.

Asked about facing his former team, Hardy said: “It’s just a nameless, faceless opponent. Next game. Got to stay focused.”

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