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Greg Hardy suspended: Cowboys defensive end won't play against the Eagles in 2015

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Potentially good news for the Eagles.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

According to a release from the NFL, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy has received a 10-game suspension.

What this means for the Philadelphia Eagles is that, assuming the suspension holds up, they won't have to face the pass rusher this year. As revealed in the release of the 2015 NFL schedule last night, the Eagles play the Cowboys in Week 2 and Week 9 of the 2015 season.

Hardy is being suspended for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. The suspension can be appealed, but it seems like Hardy will still miss at least one game against the Eagles even if the ruling is overturned.

We wrote about the Hardy signing back in March:

"Judging by the reaction over at Dallas Cowboys SB Nation site Blogging the Boys, Cowboys fans seem happy about the team's signing of Greg Hardy. In a nutshell, the Cowboys get a very productive player at a big position of need on a contract that is very team friendly. Tom Ryle used the term "brilliance" to describe the contract. From an on-field standpoint, this seems to be a very good move by Philadelphia's division rival.

But as Chip Kelly's emphasis on "culture" suggests, not everything is always as simple as on-field performance. Part of why Dallas was able to sign Hardy in the manner they did was because of the defensive player's recent history involving a domestic abuse charge."

Here's an epic video of a Dallas reporter ripping the Cowboys for the Hardy signing after it happened: