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    Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett talks about the Greg Hardy controversy. More at NFL.com and DallasCowboys.com. (Published Monday, Nov. 9, 2015)

    As controversy continues to swirl around Cowboys’ defensive end, Greg Hardy, fans are now questioning whether they want him on the field.

    "Maybe Greg Hardy belongs in jail, I don’t know," said Cowboys fan, Steven McCurdy.

    This past week pictures reportedly showing bruising on Hardy’s ex-girlfriend’s back after an alleged domestic violence dispute surface and quickly spread on social media.

    On Thursday a domestic violence charge against Hardy was expunged and on Friday the photos were released by Deadspin.

    Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones has been quoted as saying the team is giving Hardy a "second chance."

    "I did see the pictures. I thought they were pretty bad," said fan Desirae Garcia, outside AT&T Stadium on Sunday.

    "Sometimes when these players do things, maybe they should be suspended the rest of their lives from football," said McCurdy.

    On Saturday, Hardy took to Twitter admit regret for his past behavior saying: "Just had to say I express my regret 4 what happened in past and I'm Dedicated to being the best person & teammate that I can be. But mostly I am Grateful 4 the opportunity to play in NFL."

    "Everybody makes mistakes and they can kind of come back form that," said Cowboys fan Amanda Ginkes. Most Cowboys fans said they will continue to support the Cowboys and show up for games.

    Still, several said they would like to see harsher punishment from the NFL, and NFL teams, in these cases.

    "A lot of this is politics. If all these things come out where these players are abusing women and beating women, kick them off the team. Cause it only brings [the] Cowboys down right now. All this controversy and stuff right now. We don’t want that," said fan Mary McCurdy.