Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Will Play In At Least Next 2 Games, Next Hearing Scheduled For Oct. 2

On Friday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals announced that they will hold a hearing on the NFL’s emergency motion regarding Ezekiel Elliott’s injunction on Oct. 2, according to Ian Rapoport.

  • This comes just a day after the Cowboys’ Week 4 matchup with the Rams, which means Elliott will be able to play in at least the next two games, per Rapoport.
  • According to Kate Hairopoulos, the subject matter of the hearing relates to jurisdiction and consequences.

A few weeks ago, 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.

The NFL is attempting to get an emergency stay.

Elliott could still end up serving the full six-game suspension at some point, but he may not begin doing so until next year.

Elliott is accused of five incidents of domestic violence that took place over over the course of a six-day period in July 2016.

Elliott, 21, 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 2016, Elliott has appeared in 16 games for the Cowboys and rushed for 1,631  yards on 322 carries (5.1 YPC) to go along with 32 receptions for 363  yards receiving and 16 total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 2 running back out of 62 qualifying players.

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

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