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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Granted Temporary Stay, Can Play In Week 7

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has been granted a temporary stay while the judge in the case is away on vacation, per Kate Hairopoulos.

This will allow Elliott to play in the Cowboys’ Week 7 game against the 49ers, but he will have to make his case to Judge Katherine Fallia when she’s back from vacation before or by Oct. 30, per Hairopoulos.

Elliott was granted a temporary restraining order by a Texas court, which barred the NFL from imposing his six-game suspension for the duration of the lawsuit. However, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week to vacate Elliott’s preliminary injunction.

Elliott was accused of five incidents of domestic violence that took place over over the course of a six-day period in July 2016, which led to the NFL suspended him six games.

Elliott, 22, was taken with the No. 4 overall pick by the Cowboys back in May. He signed four-year contract worth $24,956,342, which includes a signing bonus of $16,350,068.

Elliott stands to make base salaries of $1.58 million (2017), $2.71 million (2018), and $3.85 million (2019) over the remainder of the contract. The agreement also includes a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2019.

In 2017, Elliott has appeared in five games and rushed for 393 yards on 105 carries (3.7 YPC) to go along with 17 receptions for 134 yards receiving and three total touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Elliott as the news is available.

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