The Cowboys have been impressed with Greg Hardy.

They've been so impressed with Hardy's play and (passion) that they want to extend his contract and have him return next season.

On Monday afternoon, Cowboys executive V.P. Stephen Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that the team "absolutely" wants to extend Hardy's current contract that expires after this season.

Hardy was signed on a 1-year deal worth just over $13.1 million based on roster bonuses and incentives.

The embattled defensive end was involved in controversy during Sunday's game against the Giants where he was seen on video arguing with Dez Bryant on the sidelines.

Hardy was also seen on a separate video getting physical with other teammates in a special teams huddle.

Many people surrounding the NFL wanted discipline for Hardy, but the Cowboys declined to do so.

Later on in the interview, Jones was asked about that incident and whether or not his personality has made a negative impact in the locker room.

“I think his teammates respect him from everything I heard, their comments after the game,” Jones added. “Everybody was supportive of him, and there’s no issue here," Jones said.

Hardy has impressed since debuting with the Cowboys a few weeks ago. If he can remain in check, there's no doubt he's a force to be reckoned with on the Cowboys defensive line.

If he can't remain in check, his superb play may come at a cost with any troubles he creates in a locker room already filled with competitive personalities.

(Thanks PFT)

--PG