Court reinstates suspension of Ezekiel Elliott

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the NFL, thus reinstating the six game suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Elliott is expected to file an appeal. The 2-3 Cowboys are on a Bye this week meaning the NFL’s suspension of Elliott could be in place as early as Week 7 though Elliott is said to be seeking a new injunction from the Southern District of New York.  This is the same court that ultimately ruled in the NFL’s favor against Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the deflate gate scandal.

The Cowboys and fans now have to face the reality of Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden carrying the ball for the next six weeks as the team attempts to rebound from a tough start that has seen them lose as many games as they lost in all of 2017’s regular season.

Elliott was never charged by Ohio authorities.