FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Greg Hardy's mouth is preceding his production.

The Dallas Cowboys defensive end is returning to the field this week after serving a four-game suspension for roughing up his former girlfriend. His first opponent: The defending NFL champion New England Patriots, who are 3-0 under reigning Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady.

Asked if it matters who the opponent is, Hardy said this week that he loves seeing Brady. And then he brought up Brady's wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

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''I hope she comes to the game,'' Hardy said. ''I hope her sister comes to the game, all her friends come to the game.''

Asked about Hardy's comments on Wednesday, Brady complimented Hardy but said he's just trying to prepare for the game.

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