In his first game since the 2014 season opener, and his first game ever as a Dallas Cowboy, defensive end Greg Hardy sacked Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Sunday in both the first and the second quarter.

Hardy's second sack forced a fumble that was recovered by the Patriots.

Hardy just finished serving what amounted to a 19-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the league stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident.

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In his last complete season, with the Panthers back in 2013, Hardy racked up 15 sacks and earned a top run-defending grade from Pro Football Focus. That led Dallas to take a chance on Hardy in March by signing him to a one-year, $11.3 million contract.