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Greg Hardy caused tensions in the Dallas Cowboys locker room

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The Dallas Cowboys took a big risk when they made the decision to sign controversial star Greg Hardy.

And it didn't pay off. The former Carolina Panthers stud struggled on the gridiron in the Cowboys defense and did even worse off of it, with fights even breaking out between him and teammates on at least one occasion.

Dallas veteran Jeremy Mincey was speaking in an interview with KDFW earlier today and expressed some concern about Hardy and the negative impact he has seemingly had in the locker room.

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When asked whether Hardy had worn out his welcome in Dallas this season, Mincey said that the fellow defensive end, who sat next to him in the locker room, was always welcomed by him. However, the 32-year-old did say that Hardy became “too much.”

“I have to deal with him, and being that you have to deal with him, I grew accustomed to a misunderstood person and I got to know him a little better than a lot of people here,” Mincey revealed. “It was tough. It was tough. You know, you got this guy, who you want to be a leader, and then you got that guy. It was just too much.”

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Mincey then went on to say that tensions in the locker room grew as a result of Hardy’s behavior. Hardy reportedly lost support from his teammates after he missed several meetings and almost missed practice.

“I hate [that] it happened — you talk about a team that was so close knit and tight and all of a sudden it was just different,” Mincey added.

“I wouldn’t say that he’s the reason for that happening, but sometimes change, sometimes if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. You know what I mean? And sometimes with change, the team is different.”

The Cowboys signing Hardy in the first place was a move that divided opinion, but now, with all the evidence pointing to him being somewhat of a cancer to the team chemistry, surely Jerry Jones and co. have to send him packing.

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