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Ezekiel Elliott Leaving Country To Train & Refocus During Suspension

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that suspended Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is out of the country training and trying to refocus before returning to the team later on in the season.

“So what is on the docket for Zeke Elliott himself? I am told he is leaving the country to an undisclosed location to completely reset, clear his head, train, and come back in late December for the Cowboys in the best shape he has been in,” Rapoport said.

Elliott will begin serving his six-game suspension this week after the recent court ruling. Although, he has his next appeal set for Dec. 1, which means it’s possible he could return to the team after four weeks.

Elliott’s options from here are to file an en banc appeal with the full Second Circuit court or appeal to the Supreme Court. He can also attempt to get another stay that would allow him to play in Week 10.

Even so, the expectation is that Elliott is unlikely to have his suspension overturned at this point.

Barring a turn of events, Elliott will miss games against the Falcons, Eagles, Chargers, Redskins, Giants and Raiders.

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 pick up in 2019.

In 2017, Elliott has appeared in eight games and rushed for 783 yards on 191 carries (4.1 YPC) to go along with 19 receptions for 210 yards receiving and nine total touchdowns.

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

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