IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas owner Jerry Jones is showing support for Greg Hardy after photos of the bruised ex-girlfriend from the defensive end's domestic violence case were released by Deadspin.

Jones said Friday the team had not seen the photos before signing Hardy as a free agent in March. But Jones says the Cowboys were "aware of the serious nature of the incident" and were giving Hardy "a second chance."

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As he was leaving the locker room Friday, Hardy ignored a reporter who asked repeatedly if he wanted to address the release of the photos showing various injuries to Nicole Holder.

Hardy was convicted by a judge over the 2014 incident in North Carolina, but the case was tossed on appeal when Holder couldn't be located to testify.

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