Possible Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Could Also Play In Week 8

Ian Rapoport reports that Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is scheduled to have a hearing on Oct. 30 in front of Judge Failla in New York regarding his preliminary injunction.

According to Rapoport, if the current schedule of Oct. 30 for Elliott’s next hearing holds, it would mean he could also play against the Redskins in Week 8. However, the NFL is pushing for an expedited hearing that would move this up to Oct. 27, so it’s possible a ruling regarding Elliott’s injunction could come before then.

Elliott recently received a temporary restraining order while Judge Katherine Failla is on vacation, which will allow him to play at least one more game.

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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