The pass-rusher told WFAA-TV he is motivated to reward owner Jerry Jones for giving him another chance.
"What I am going to do is make sure Jerry (Jones is) happy because he took a chance on me," Hardy said last week, via the Dallas Morning News. "Keep everybody else happy. Keep my fans happy. Keep (the media) happy. And keep smiles on faces."
Hardy wouldn't comment on the incidents that led to his suspension, but he said he plans to ensure nothing of the sort happens again.
"Make sure nothing happens at all. Period," he said. "Like anything but good football, touchdowns, sacks, hopefully a lot of Pro Bowl action."
If Hardy performs at a Pro Bowl level in Dallas, it will certainly put a smile on Jones' face. It will also mean Hardy was on the field and out of trouble.
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