Ezekiel Elliott's suspension is back on for now

Nov 10, 2017, 00:51
Ezekiel Elliott's suspension is back on for now

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will not play on Sunday vs. the Falcons after a week of uncertainty surrounding his legal fight against his original six-game suspension by the NFL. After the investigation wrapped in August, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Elliott, saying he violated the league's conduct policy.

Still, here was are in November and Elliott has yet to miss a single game through the first nine weeks of the regular season. It wasn't immediately clear how soon the court would rule on Elliott's claim that he was treated unfairly by the NFL.

If the suspension extends beyond this Sunday, (as there is still more legal action pending in the courts) the second-year back would miss three pivotal divisional contests that are scheduled for the next six games. In that case, Elliott would miss the Cowboys' home game against the Eagles on November 19 and would be eligible to return for the season finale, a December 31 game at Philadelphia.

This season, Elliott has recorded 783 yards and seven touchdowns.

A series of injunctions and restraining orders have allowed Elliott, 22, to play to this point, but a three-judge panel decided Thursday another injunction wasn't in the cards for the Cowboys running back.

The suspension will keep Elliott sidelined through Week 15, when the Cowboys face the Raiders, placing him in line for a Week 16 return against the Seahawks.