The Ezekiel Elliott saga is still ongoing at this point but, in short, the NFL looks to have the upper hand. Earlier this week, the league convinced a federal judge to reinstate Elliott’s six-game suspension immediately and, when that was reinforced in the form of a stay being denied, Elliott’s legal team, the NFLPA and the Dallas Cowboys looked to be out of options.
However, on Wednesday, word broke that the NFLPA will be putting forth one last ditch effort in the form of an emergency motion that would delay the suspension until Elliott’s complete appeal has been heard and finalized.
Given the amount of twists and turns to this point in the process, it seems unwise to project as to how this will go. Still, the NFL seems to be winning the majority of the legal battles in this case at the moment and the general consensus seems to be that this may qualify as a “Hail Mary” attempt for Elliott.
The Cowboys would be without their best offensive weapon for six games, until a return date of Dec. 17 against the Raiders, if his suspension begins immediately as expected. Stay tuned as this wild and twisting story continues to unfold.