Ezekiel Elliott Will Play In Week 8 After NFL’s Request For Expedited Hearing Denied

On Monday, Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied the NFL’s request for an expedited hearing regarding Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s injunction, according to Daniel Wallach.

The NFL was hoping to have the hearing pushed up, which would prevent Elliott from being available for Week 8’s game against the Redskins, but it will now be held on Monday, October 30.

Elliott recently received a temporary restraining order while Failla is on vacation, which allowed him to play this past weekend.

A report surfaced that the NFL and Elliott’s representatives had discussed a potential settlement, but multiple reports have since denied that this is an option.

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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