Greg Hardy

In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers’ defensive end Greg Hardy arrives at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse on the first day of his domestic violence appeal trial in Charlotte, N.C. The NFL, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, suspended Hardy, now with the Dallas Cowboys, for 10 games for conduct detrimental to the league. Hardy, who joined the Cowboys as a free agent this year, plans to appeal. (AP Photo/Chris Keane, File)

Newly signed Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy will have to wait until November to make his Dallas debut.

The NFL announced April 22 that Hardy has been suspended without pay for the Cowboy’s first 10 games of the 2015 regular season for conduct detrimental to the league.

Hardy was suspended following a two-month investigation by the NFL into a domestic violence last year involving Hardy and ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder.

NFL investigators concluded that Hardy violated the Personal Conduct Policy by using physical force against Holder in at least four instances, according to an NFL statement.

“The net effect of these acts was that Ms. Holder was severely traumatized and sustained a range of injuries, including bruises and scratches on her neck, shoulders, upper chest, back, arms and feet,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a news release.  “The use of physical force under the circumstances present here, against a woman substantially smaller than you and in the presence of powerful, military-style assault weapons, constitutes a significant act of violence in violation of the Personal Conduct Policy.”

Hardy will be eligible for his first game of the season in Week 12, with a Thanksgiving matchup against his former team the Carolina Panthers.

Hardy will appeal the decision made by the NFL.

“This suspension is something that we anticipated prior to Greg’s signing, and we respect the Commissioner’s ruling,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a news statement.  “Our organization understands the very serious nature of this matter. We will use our resources – work closely with Greg and with the league – to ensure a positive outcome.”