The federal fifth court of appeals has ruled against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
BREAKING: Federal appeals court clears way for NFL's 6-game suspension of Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott in domestic case— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) October 12, 2017
The ruling from the fifth circuit court of appeals has vacated the lower court’s preliminary injunction against the NFL’s suspension, effectively putting the six-game suspension back on.
Complicating matters slightly is that the Cowboys have a bye week this week, giving Elliott’s time to re-start the process and file for a new injunction or an opportunity to fight the suspension with the League office in New York.
If Elliott serves the six-game suspension begins in week seven (after their bye week), he will miss games at the San Francisco 49ers, at the Washington Redskins, against the Kansas City Chiefs, at the Atlanta Falcons, and against the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Chargers.
The Cowboys are already at 2-3 on the season and could be staring at a rough stretch of games without their star running back.