ARLINGTON, Texas – Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team immediately spoke with Greg Hardy on Friday night to address the controversial Sept. 11-related tweet made on Hardy's official Twitter account during the NFL Draft.
The tweet was apparently meant as a joke in response to a fan's tweet nicknaming the Carolina Panthers' new receiving tandem of Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess the "Twin Towers."
Hardy deleted the response, then apologized, and on Sunday night he posted a tweet indicating he would no longer be active on Twitter.
Garrett said he doesn't have a policy that prohibits players from using social media. He just asks them to use "good restraint" and "think about the implication of your words."
"I just think it's important for guys to use it the right way," Garrett said at Sunday's "Taste of the NFL" event at AT&T Stadium. "We try emphasize that to our guys – distinguish yourself with your play, not with what you say. Some guys just need reinforcement one way or the other when they reach out and do some of those things. It's all a learning process. None of us are perfect, so we're just trying to address it as these things come up."